Airbus A220 is different from other Airbus aircraft, says Connor Buott
Airbus does see "high interest" for its A-220 aircraft in India
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November 12, 2019 - by Ashwini Phadnis for thehindubusinessline.com
Airbus A-220 completes its world tour and to head back to Riga
Pointing out that Airbus does see "high interest" for its A-220 aircraft in India, Connor Buott, Single Aisle Product Marketing Senior Analyst, Customer Affairs (Airbus) talked to BusinessLine as the aircraft flew from Bengaluru to Delhi on the last stop of its world tour before heading back to Riga.
Airbus estimates demand for about 2,000 single aisle aircraft in India over the next 20 years. Edited excerpts:
Airbus has been sourcing a lot from India like HAL makes doors for the Airbus A-320. What about the Airbus A-220?
To the best of my knowledge we do not have any major components coming from India. Our main manufacturing facility is in Montreal so a lot of components are manufactured there...
The Airbus A-220 is different from the rest of the Airbus aircraft; it has a different type rating. However, the new technology especially in the cockpit simplifies pilot training as well as reducing the transition time down to 19 days for a full type rating for the A-220...
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