(30 Sep 2021) Air France has taken delivery of the first of 60 Airbus A220 aircraft on order.
The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport.
The Air France A220-300 cabin is configured in a single-class layout with 148 seats.
The single-aisle aircraft features leather seats, large windows and up to 20% more overhead stowage space per passenger, as well as full WiFi connectivity throughout the cabin and two USB sockets at each passenger seat.
The first Air France A220-300 will be operated on its medium-haul network from the 2021 winter season.
The A220, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation geared turbofan engines.
With a range of up to 3,450 nm (6,390 km), the A220 gives airlines added operational flexibility and delivers up to 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, as well as 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards.
In addition, the aircraft noise footprint is reduced by 50% compared to previous generation aircraft – making the A220 a good neighbour around airports.
Over 170 A220s have been delivered to 11 operators worldwide, by the end of August 2021.