Airbus celebrates production of its 100th A220

The 100th A220 produced, destined for Riga, Latvia-based airBaltic ©Airbus

At the program’s headquarters in Mirabel, Canada, Airbus has celebrated the production of its 100th A220, a 149-seat A220-300 which is destined for Latvia’s airBaltic. While SWISS was the launch operator for the original Bombardier CSeries in June 2016, airBaltic became the launch customer for the renamed A220 in November 2016 after Airbus acquired the CSeries from the struggling Canadian plane and train maker. Since then, airBaltic has re-ordered the A220-300 aircraft twice – bringing its firm order to 50 aircraft, making it the biggest European A220 customer.

Approaching 100 A220s are in operation with six operators on four continents, while at the end of October this year, the jet had received 530 firm orders from over 20 customers across the globe.

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