JetBlue Airways has converted 13
existing Airbus A321neo orders into firm orders for the new
A321XLR, and firmed up an order for 10 additional A220-300
aircraft from existing options.
JetBlue, a New York-based
low-cost airline, now operates 193 A320 and A321 aircraft, has
orders for 85 A321neos, and previously ordered 60 A220-300s. In
April, JetBlue converted 13 A321neo aircraft in its existing order
to the LR (long range) version.
A321XLR has a range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the
A321LR. The new aircraft type was unveiled at the Paris Air Show
last week and is expected to launch in 2023.
The A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series), designed for the 100-150 seat market,
is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared
From H2 2020, the maximum take-off weight (MTOW)
of A220 aircraft will increase by 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes),
increasing the respective maximum range capabilities to 3,350 nm
for the A220-300 and 3,400 nm for the A220-100, some 450 nm more
than currently advertised.
The current basic MTOW is 60.8 t for the
A220-100 and 67.6 t for the A220-300. With the new MTOW increase
of 2.3 t, the respective aircraft’s MTOW will be brought up at
63.1 t for the A220-100 and 69.9 for the A220-300.
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