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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Airbus A220 Receives 180-Minute ETOPS Approval from Transport Canada

The newest addition to the Airbus family of commercial aircraft, the A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series), has received 180-minute extended operations (ETOPS) approval from the Canadian civil aviation authority, Transport Canada.

This achievement paves the way for A220 customers to start new direct non-limiting routings over water, remote or underserved regions.

“This A220 ETOPS milestone adds to the numerous performance capabilities which the unbeatable A220 Family already offers,” said Florent Massou, Head of Airbus’ A220 Programme.

The A220’s 180-minute extended operations (ETOPS*) approval from Canada’s civil aviation authority paves the way for customers to start new direct non-limiting routings over water, remote or underserved regions. Click to enlarge.

The A220 is the first commercial airliner to obtain domestic ETOPS certification from Transport Canada. This capability is available as an option for A220-100 and A220-300 operators, enabling them to fly for up to 180-minutes from the nearest diversion airport.

“Being the only in-production aircraft in its class capable of performing both steep approach and long-range operations, the A220 is definitely unlocking new route opportunities for airlines,” said Rob Dewar, Head of Engineering and Customer Support, A220 Programme.

Built for the 100-150 seat market, the single-aisle A220 is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines and has a range of up to 3,200 nautical miles (5,920 km).

With an order book of over 537 aircraft to date, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market.

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