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Thu, 27 October 2022

Air Canada Converts Options for 15 A220-300 Aircraft into Firm Orders

(27/10/22)  Air Canada has converted options for 15 Airbus A220-300 aircraft into firm orders, bringing the total number of the Canadian-built aircraft it will acquire for its fleet to 60.

Air Canada placed its initial order for the A220, then known as the Bombardier C Series, in 2016 with a firm order for 45 aircraft and 30 options.

The airline's first A220 entered service in January 2020. Today, the flag carrier operates a fleet of 31 A220s, with two more deliveries expected in 2022.

Six more A220s will be delivered in 2024 and again in 2025, with the 15 additional aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2026.

Air Canada Airbus A220-300. Click to enlarge.
Air Canada Airbus A220-300

All of Air Canada's A220s are built in Mirabel where Airbus currently provides work to more than 2,500 people at its A220 headquarters and manufacturing facilities, with this figure expected to grow to over 3,000 people in the near future.

"This expanded order for the A220, built up the road from our Montreal headquarters, is an important development in the modernization of our fleet and a clear indication that we are emerging from the pandemic solidly positioned for the future. The A220 has become a mainstay of our narrowbody fleet, and its performance and passenger comfort are enabling us to compete effectively in the North American market," said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive of Air Canada. "We are also proud to support the Canadian aerospace industry. This increased order will support jobs at Airbus' Mirabel factory and affirms Air Canada's positive economic impact in Montreal, Quebec and throughout Canada."

The fuel-efficient A220 is playing an important role in Air Canada meeting its commitment to reach its goal of net zero emissions from all global operations by 2050.

The aircraft yields a 25 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per seat, as well as a 25 per cent reduction in CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions compared to previous generation of aircraft. In addition, NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions are 50 per cent below CAEP/6 standards and the A220 also delivers a 50% reduction in noise footprint than previous generation aircraft.

"This third re-order for the A220 in 2022 confirms the strong confidence that airlines worldwide have for this game-changing aircraft," said Benot Schultz, CEO, Airbus Canada and Head of country Canada for Airbus. "With already over 30 aircraft in service in the country, this Canadian-designed and built aircraft has positively contributed to opening new routes as well as to making strides in reaching ambitious environmental goals for Air Canada thanks to its unmatched efficiency."

There are currently 6 A220s produced each month and 14 A220s are expected to be produced monthly as the programme ramps up to reach its maximum production capacity in the middle of the decade.

The A220-300, which seats 137 passengers in a Business and Economy configuration, has accumulated nearly 120,000 flying hours for Air Canada since entering service.

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