Delta Air Lines has ordered five additional
Airbus A220-100 aircraft, bringing to 95 the total number of orders
placed, including both the A220-100s and A220-300s.
The airline is
the first to select the new increased maximum takeoff weight
option for its entire fleet from 2020.
Last month, Airbus announced that it would increase
the MTOW for the A220 by 2,268 kg (2.3
metric tonnes). This will increase the respective maximum
range capabilities by 450nm to 3,400 nm for the A220-100 and
3,350nm for the A220-300.
Delta was the U.S. launch customer for the A220,
placing an initial order for 75 aircraft in 2016 and booking an
additional 15 in December 2018. With this latest order, Delta’s
orders total 45 A220-100s and 50 A220-300s.
Delta’s A220-100s are produced in Mirabel,
Québec, while the A220-300s will be built at a new U.S. assembly
plant now under construction in Mobile, Alabama adjacent to the
existing Airbus A320 assembly facility.
The A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series) is
powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared