Airbus A220

The first flight of the Bombardier CSeries airliner took place on September 16, 2013 when CS100, C-FBCS, lifted off from Montréal-Mirabel International Airport in Canada. The stretched CS300 followed performing its maiden flight on February 27, 2015. In July 2018, Airbus took a majority stake in the aircraft programme and renamed the type as the A220. The CS100 became the A220-100 and CS300 was reborn as the A220-300.

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Qantas welcomes Airbus A220

Qantas introduced the carrier’s first two Airbus A220-300s on March 1, 2024. The carrier’s QantasLink subsidiary operated aircraft, VH-X4A (c/n 55253) and VH-X4B (c/n 55269), from Melbourne to Canberra and Brisbane.

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Incredible Aboriginal A220 Qantas scheme uncovered

An eye-catching Aboriginal-inspired paint scheme adorns QantasLink’s first Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

Air Baltic boosts Airbus A220 fleet

Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer has described Air Baltic as “an ambassador for the A220” after the airline announced an order for 30 additional -300s, with purchase rights for a further 20 on the first day of the Dubai Airshow.

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Welcoming the A220: Air France's short-haul fleet transformation

Two years on from receiving its first Airbus A220, Babak Taghvaee looks at how Air France prepared for its arrival and the impact it has had on the aircraft it will replace

Why is Air France abandoning Paris Orly Airport?

Air France has revealed that it will end all flights from Paris/Orly by summer 2026.

How Airbus completely transformed the A220: the inside story

The aviation world witnessed a significant shift in 2018 when Airbus acquired a majority stake in the Bombardier C Series programme, subsequently rebranding it as the A220. Thomas Haynes speaks to Rob Dewar, Airbus Canada’s senior vice president of A220 customer satisfaction, services and product policy about the transformation of the aircraft and its prospects

“It was a bet the company type decision”: The inside story of Bombardier’s big C Series gamble

The Bombardier C Series, now known as the Airbus A220, reached a significant milestone this month, marking ten years since its inaugural flight. In this exclusive interview, Thomas Haynes delves into the aircraft's history and development with Rob Dewar, a pivotal figure in its creation and Airbus Canada’s senior vice president of A220 customer satisfaction, services and product policy.

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Looking back on CS100 launch customer’s first year of ops

In the June 2017 issue of Airliner World, Peter Koch, C Series Fleet Chief, talked to James Ronayne about Swiss International Airlines’ first year of operations with Bombardier’s innovative short-haul airliner. 

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When the first Bombardier CS300 entered service with airBaltic

In the February 2017 issue of Aviation News, Barry Woods-Turner reported from the handover ceremony of the first CS300 to be delivered to an airline, while John Pagni experienced a flight on the new jetliner.

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Wooden and iron mock-ups: Testing the Airbus A220 revealed

In the September 2012 issue of Airliner World, Craig West visited Montreal to report on the progress of Bombardier’s CSeries. Now called the Airbus A220, this feature explored how the manufacturer developed and tested the jet