The Air France–KLM Group has firmed up an order
for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft to modernise its single-aisle
The aircraft are expected to be operated by Air France.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial
Officer, said, “We are glad to see that Air France is endorsing
the A220 as a great step towards fleet optimisation for large
network carriers. The largest Airbus A220 order from a European
carrier to date speaks volumes on Air France’s ambitious
sustainability drive. The modern and fuel efficient Airbus A220
will contribute to lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions significantly
compared to older generation aircraft.”
The A220, previously the Bombardier C Series, is
powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared
turbofan engines to give the A220-100 a range of 2,950 nm and the
-300 version a range of 3,500 nm.
In addition to a variety of Boeing aircraft, Air France-KLM currently operates a fleet of 159