Airbus Has Yet to Firm any Commitments to the New A220, Following its Acquisition of the Bombardier CSeries Programme.
FARNBOROUGH: Airbus yet to count A220s as firm
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July 19, 2018 - Farnborough by DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW for FlightGlobal
Airbus secured firm orders for 93 aircraft during the Farnborough air show, taking its overall gross order total for the year so far to 354.
This indicates that the airframer has yet to firm any commitments to the new A220, following its acquisition of the Bombardier CSeries programme.
Airbus had secured gross orders for 177 single-aisle and 84 long-haul aircraft over the first half, a total of 261.
While orders for 52 aircraft mentioned at Farnborough had already been included in this first-half total, Airbus disclosed firm orders for another 93 during the show – comprising 51 A320-family, 34 A330 and eight A350 jets – taking its declared firm orders this year to 354.
This total notably omits the 60 A220s for JetBlue Airways...