Airbus delivers first US-built A220 to Delta

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Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 jet. The aircraft is also the first A220 assembled in the United States.

The Atlanta-based airline has already received over 30 Canadian-made aircraft of the smaller A220-100 variant as the North American launch customer. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Delta temporarily stores multiple A220s in San Bernardino. With a total of 95 orders, it is the world’s largest customer of the A220.

Whereas Delta’s A220-100 features a seating layout for 109 passengers, a total of 130 passengers can fly on the slightly larger A220-300. The aircraft family was originally developed by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier under the name CSeries, before being taken over by Airbus. Previously, it has only been assembled in Mirabel, Canada, until Airbus launched a second production line in Mobile, Alabama, in August 2019. The jet for Delta was the first A220 to roll out of the United States facility, which is also one of four locations building the Airbus A320/A320neo family.

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