Billund, Denmark - Danish aircraft leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), firmed up an order for 20 Airbus A220 jets.
The lessor had signed an order commitment for 20 A220s during the Paris Air Show last year in June.
The Canadian-made A220 series jets are the only aircraft intended for the 100-150 seat market. Thanks to the new generation engines (Pratt & Whitney PW1500G) and lighter composite materials used in the production of the airframe and wing structure, it consumes less fuel compared to previous generation jets in the same segment.
According to the manufacturer, the Airbus A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle jetliners.
The aircraft was designed and originally marketed by Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace, as the Bombardier C Series. Airbus took over majority stake of the troubled program due to the US tariffs and rebranded it as A220. It is now marketed by Airbus and built in both Canada and the United States by joint venture Airbus Canada Limited Partnership.