Dal video sembra che il nuovo nome sarà:Mi era sfuggito che d'ora in poi l'aereo si chiamera' A220.
The A220-300, meanwhile, is labelled "the network builder". He says the aircraft is suitable for the feeder routes of network airlines, and for A220-100 operators wishing to upgauge to larger equipment. Da Costa describes the A220-100 as "the lowest-risk solution" and an "ideal" platform to develop new routes.
The A220-100 also has "exceptional" capability to operate from high-altitude airports, he says, though he points out that the aircraft accommodates 135 passengers while the A319neo can perform similar missions with higher capacity.
He suggests that a reason for Bombardier's limited CSeries order volume was the "very hard time" Airbus gave its Canadian rival during sales campaigns. The European airframer took a majority stake in the CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership on 1 July, effectively gaining control of the programme.
It was "a bit risky" for Bombardier to compete against Airbus at the lower end of the A320 family, says Da Costa.
Having launched the programme in 2008, Bombardier secured 402 orders for the CSeries. That excludes the deal with JetBlue Airways, disclosed on 10 July, for up to 120 A220-300s.
Still, Da Costa says the A220 represents an "exceptional platform" because it is, in his view, the only aircraft specifically designed for the 100-150-seat market while competitors – notably Embraer's E2 family – are stretch derivatives of types that originally had fewer than 100 seats.FG
Molto bello!Dipinto il primo 220 in livrea Delta (metto il link per problemi di copyright)