Airbus delivers 100th A220-300 to airBaltic

Montreal, Canada - Airbus celebrated the delivery of the100th A220 jet with a ceremony held at the manufacturer's Mirabel factory in Montreal, Canada.

The 100th Airbus A220-300 registered C-OFVL was delivered to the Riga-based Latvian carrier, airBaltic.

airBaltic is the launch operator of the Airbus A220-300, the larger variant of the A220 jets. The Baltic carrier received its first A220-300 in November 2016. Airbus has so far delivered the operator 21 aircraft of the same type from an order for 50 copies.

Alongside the Mirabel factory where the A220-300 are produced, Airbus also opened a final assembly line at its Mobile facilities in Alabama to produce the serie's shorter variant A220-100.

Airbus delivered first A220-100 to the launch operator SWISS International Airlines in June 2016.

The program was initially launched as the CSeries by the Canadian planemaker Bombardier. Last year in July, Airbus took delivery of the majority stake of Bombardier's CSeries program and rebranded it as the A220.

The aircraft has so far received 530 firm orders from over 20 customers worldwide for both variants.