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Wed, 11 July 2018

JetBlue Signs MOU for 60 Airbus A220-300s

JetBlue has become the first customer of the newly-rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 of the larger A220-300 model.

In addition, the airline converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo.

JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.

JetBlue Airbus A220-300. Click to enlarge.

“We are evolving our fleet for the future of JetBlue, and the A220-300’s impressive range and economics offer us flexibility and support our key financial and operating priorities,” said Robin Hayes, the airline’s chief executive officer. “As JetBlue approaches our 20th anniversary, the A220, combined with our A321 and restyled A320 fleet, will help ensure we deliver the best onboard experience to customers and meet our long-term financial targets as we continue disciplined growth into the future.”

Complementing the A220 Family, the A220-100 and A220-300 models cover the segment between 100 and 150 seats and offer a five-abreast cabin. The A220 type will serve a worldwide market for smaller single-aisle airliners, estimated at around 6,000 such aircraft over the next 20 years.

“The C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) between Airbus, Bombardier and Investment Quebec is committed to bringing the world the very best aircraft in the 100- to 150-seat market, and JetBlue’s choice of the A220-300 shows that our team is producing a winner,” said Philippe Balducchi, Chief Executive Officer of CSALP. “We look forward to the A220 serving JetBlue and its customers well for many, many years.”

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