At the wheel of the A220 since July 2018, Airbus has deployed a luxury version for this aircraft, originally developed by Bombardier and the first units of which will be assembled in Mirabel, in the Laurentians.
Published October 6, 2020 at 10:03 am
However, the interior trim of the "TwoTenty" business jet, unveiled Tuesday by the European aircraft manufacturer, will be performed in Indianapolis, USA, by Comlux, which has ordered two aircraft, including the It is scheduled to be operational in 2023. to be taken and will serve as a launch client.
Four other orders were also obtained from another customer whose identity was not disclosed.
Airbus Canada Limited Partnership spokesman Annabelle Duchesne explained in a telephone interview that the A220 assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, could also assemble the business version of the A220.
The European aircraft manufacturer already offers luxury versions of its A320, A330 and A350 families, but in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to paralyze commercial aviation, it is betting that the luxury aircraft segment will be less be affected.
Much larger than corporate jets, the De luxe version of the A220 can travel an estimated distance of 10,500 kilometers – slightly less than the Bombardier & # 39; s Global 5500.
The investment required for the new version of the A220 comes from the limited partnership, the limited partnership said. Duchesne. This does not change the structure of the partnership, in which the state of Quebec owns 25%.