With standard fuel, the A319neo and the A321LR have a shorter range than an A220-100 - A220 Increased Range Analysed...
Airbus' A220 gets increased range Analysed
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May 30, 2019 - by Leeham News and Analysis for leehamnews.com
Now the aircraft are compared with the same ruleset, unfortunately, the Airbus single-aisle rule set. It uses an unrealistically low 90kg for Passengers with Bags when IATA recommends 100kg. Bombardier used 102.1kg.
It also uses an enroute reserve of 3% when the industry uses 5% for these types of flights (Bombardier used 5%). The only change to a more conservative and realistic reserve rule is the 200nm alternate standard in Airbus rules rather than the legacy regional alternate rule of 100nm used in the Bombardier rules.
Both rulesets use 30 minutes of circling at the Alternate as last reserve.
If we introduce the Airbus rules combined with the extra 5,000lb (2,268kg) to 139,000lb MTOW which will be available from 2H 2020 we get a range with the usual A220-100 standard 2 class seating of 108 seats of 3,800nm.
If we do the same exercise for the A220-300 we get...