An Airbus A220-300 flight test aircraft, reg:
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
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.
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