Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 (formerly the
Bombardier C Series) was unveiled late last week when it rolled
out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in
In December, Air Canada will become the
first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed
and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 45 A220s
Air Canada’s A220-300 features 137 seats in a dual-class cabin layout.
The brand new A220-300s will replace the flag carrier’s
existing mainline fleet of smaller, older narrow-body aircraft and
support the airline’s hub and network growth.
Now that the
aircraft is decked out in Air Canada’s livery, it has moved to
pre-flight activities in the A220 flight line hangar in Mirabel,
before taking off for its first flight later this fall.
Currently, there are 94 A220 aircraft flying with six operators on
regional and transcontinental routes in Asia, America, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa.
The A220 had an order book of 530 aircraft
as of the end of October 2019.