Airbus A220 News
JetBlue orders sixty Airbus A220 aircraft
- 10 July 2018 -
JetBlue Airways has signed a firm order for sixty Airbus A220-300 aircraft and has taken options on another sixty. 'Airbus A220' is the new name for the Bombardier CSeries.
In addition, JetBlue converted 25 orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will both be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.
The A220 complements JetBlue's growing A320 Family fleet and replaces its current fleet of sixty Embraer E-190s. "The A220-300's range and seating capacity will add flexibility to JetBlue’s network strategy as it targets growth in its focus cities, including options to schedule it for transcontinental flying," says the airline in a press release. "The aircraft also opens the door to new markets and routes that would have been unprofitable with JetBlue’s existing fleet."
Deliveries will begin in 2020. After conversion, the aircraft on option should be delivered from 2025. (Image: Airbus)
Apart from the A220, EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft and has 15 A320neo aircraft on order. (Photo: Airbus)