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Tue, 30 July 2019

Airbus A220-300 Begins Demo Tour of Asia

An Airbus A220-300 flight test aircraft, reg: C-FFDO, has commenced a demonstration tour that will see it visit six destinations in Asia.

After a stopover at Seoulís Incheon Airport the aircraft landed in Yangon (Myanmar) on Monday afternoon, the first location of the demonstration tour.

Cockpit of an airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (formerly the Bombardier CS300). Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The aircraft will next visit Hanoi on 1 August, Bangkok on 2 August, Kuala Lumpur on 3 August and finally Nagoya, Japan on 6 August 2019.

The A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series) comes in two variants, the A220-100 and the A220-300.

Designed for the 100-150 seat market, the A220 is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofan engines and has a range of up to 3,400 nm (6,300 km).

Airbus says that the market for jets with 100-150 seats in Asia is worth approximately 1,750 aircraft.

The A220 being used for the tour is fitted with a single class passenger cabin.

Air France has just announced that it plans to order 60 Airbus 220-300s.

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO (July 2018)

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