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Delta’s First Airbus A220-100 Completes Maiden Flight

Delta Air Lines’ first Airbus A220-100 has completed its maiden flight.

The 173-minute flight took place a few days after the aircraft rolled out of the paint shop. The aircraft will now continue with pre-delivery testing and assembly, as elements of its interior come together at the A220 assembly line in Quebec, Canada.

Delta Air Lines’ first Airbus A220-100 has completed its maiden flight. The 173-minute flight took place a few days after the aircraft rolled out of the paint shop. The aircraft will now continue with pre-delivery testing and assembly, as elements of its interior come together at the A220 assembly line in Quebec, Canada. Click to enlarge.

The A220-100, previously known as the Bombardier CS100, is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines,

Delta Air Lines will be the first U.S. airline to operate the A220 – at the same time becoming the fourth A220 operator, after Swiss International Air Lines, airBaltic, and Korean Air.

Delta is the largest A220-100 customer, with a firm order for 75 aircraft.

Delta’s first A220 is scheduled to begin service in early 2019.

See: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO.

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