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Fri, 4 Jan 2019

Moxy Orders 60 Airbus A220-300s

Moxy, a new U.S. airline, has signed a firm order with Airbus for 60 A220-300 aircraft (formerly the Bombardier CS300).

The order is valued at around US$5.5 billion at current list price.

Airbus A220 at Farnborough Airshow in July 2018. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

 Moxy is the new airline venture led by David Neeleman, one of the industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs and founder of JetBlue Airways.

 In addition to JetBlue, Neeleman also founded Azul Brazilian Airlines and is the controlling investor in the revitalization of TAP Air Portugal.

 “The A220-300 is the right airplane for a new airline that will be focused on passenger service and satisfaction,” said Neeleman. “With a low cost of operation and spacious cabin, the A220 will allow us to provide passengers with lower fares and a high quality, comfortable flying experience. The A220’s ability to operate profitably in thin, underserved markets across a broad spectrum of ranges is unique.”

The order was completed the final week of December. Airbus will produce the A220-300 at a new U.S. assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of that plant, to be located adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility, will begin later this month.

“Moxy has its sights set on the future, so I can’t think of a better aircraft to put into their fleet than the A220,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “We believe the A220 really is the future of this segment of the market, and the flying public will know from the minute they set foot onboard that they’re experiencing the best our industry has to offer.”

The single-aisle A220, purpose built for the 100-150 seat market, is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines and has a range of up to 3,200 nm (5,020 km).

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