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Picture: First Airbus A220 of Air Canada rolls out the paint shop

Montreal, Canada - First Canadian-made A220-300 built for a Canadian airline rolls out the paint shop in Mirabel, Quebec.

Airbus A220 unveiled this week Air Canada's first A220-300 jet while it was rolling out of the painting hangar at the manufacturer's Mirabel factory.

Air Canada will take delivery of the aircraft next month and become the first Canadian airline to operate the A220-300 jet, which was originally designed and developed in Canada by Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

Airbus had bought the majority stake of the Bombardier's CSeries program last year in July and re-branded it as A220.

Air Canada has 45 A220 aircraft on order with the European aircraft manufacturer. The A220-300s will replace previous-generation A320 family planes and Embraer jets of the Canadian flag carrier.

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Air Canada's first Airbus A220-300 has now been moved to pre-flight checks hangar in Mirabel, before taking off for its maiden flight later this month.

There are currently 94 A220 jets in service with six airlines across the world. Airbus has 530 A220-300 on its backlog as of the end of October 2019.