Bombardierís CS100 and CS300 Rebranded as
Airbus A220-100 and A220-300
Airbusí latest aircraft family the A220 was
unveiled at a ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre,
near Toulouse, France on Tuesday.
To celebrate, an A220-300 landed directly
from painting at 12:25 am CEST wearing its new Airbus name and
The A220 family comprises two models, the
A220-100 and A220-300, formerly Bombardierís C Series (CS100
The aircraft are fully optimized for the 100 to 150
seat market and perfectly complement Airbusí existing
ďEveryone at Airbus has been looking forward
to this historic moment. Today, we are thrilled to welcome the
A220 to the Airbus family and are honoured to see it wearing its
new Airbus colours for the first time,Ē said Guillaume Faury,
Airbus President Commercial Aircraft. ďI pay tribute to all the
women and men at Bombardier and the supply chain who have strived
over the past years to bring this fantastic aircraft to the world.
The A220 now enters a new phase in its career with all Airbusí
resources behind it to further its commercial success worldwide."
Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, added: ďWe are
enthusiastic about incorporating the A220 in the Airbus Family. I
have received positive feedback from customers, and this
contributes to my optimism that within the Airbus network, we will
make the A220 a great commercial success."