Airbus renames CSeries: A220


Toulouse - Airbus revealed the new names for Bombardier CSeries aircraft. They are now called A220-100 and A220-300.

The cooperation between Bombardier and Airbus on the CSeries was undoubtedly one of the most prominent industry events of 2017. Since the beginning of July 2018, the partnership is official, and the European manufacturer holds the majority stake of CSeries program with 51 percent.

During a press event today, program executives from Bombardier and Airbus in Toulouse presented the further strategy with the new product - and delivered the long-awaited answer to the question of what the aircraft would be named: A220-100 and A220-300.

For the next 20 years, our goal is to sell 3,000 A220 aircraft,
said David Dufrenoi, CSeries Sales Chief, which would account for about half of the 100-150-seater aircraft that would be demanded by the overall market.

Currently, the CSeries prpgram has 402 firm orders, 38 of which have already been delivered (23 to Swiss, nine to Air Baltic and six to Korean Air).

With the integration of the CSeries into Airbus family of aircraft, the European aerospace giant now covers the majority of single-aisle market requirements with a total of six aircraft types: A318 (107-132 seats in single class), A319neo (140-160 seats in 2-class), A320neo (165-194 seats in 2-class), A321neo (206-244 seats in 2-class), A220-100 (120-135 seats), and the A220-300 (130-160 seats).