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Air Canada orders 15 more A-220 airplanes

For a total of 60 aircraft

Air Canada has confirmed an order for 15 more A-220/300 airplanes, bringing the Canadian flag carrier’s total firm order from an initial 45 to 60 aircraft. The airline started its A-220 service in January 2020 and currently operates over 30 units on transcontinental routes in Canada, as well as to the US and to Latin America.

 The carrier operates a fleet of over 125 Airbus planes, including 78 A-320 Family aircraft, 16 A-330 Family aircraft and 31 A-220/300 and also it has a direct order for 10 A-321 XLRs. The airline took delivery of its first A-220/300 in December 2019, and was the first carrier to operate this model in North America. Born from a clean-sheet design, the model is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market, bringing together innovative design features, state-of-the-art aerodynamics and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines.

To date, over 220 airplanes have been delivered to 16 airlines operating on four continents and connecting more than 70 million people across the globe. The fleet is currently flying on over 800 routes and 325 destinations worldwide, making it the choice for airlines to connect passengers on regional and long-distance routes. 
 As of the end of September 2022, more than 25 customers had ordered over 770 aircraft, confirming its strong position in the small single-aisle market.

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