A220 Order - "This is a significant blow to Embraer" - AirInsight
JetBlue Orders 60 A220 Aircraft + option for 60 more from Airbus. Those will all be made in the US at Airbus Mobile, Alabama facility
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July 11, 2018 - Ernest S. Arvai for AirInsight
This is a significant blow to Embraer, which is the incumbent at JetBlue and would have had substantial commonality benefits from moving to the E2 Jets, and a major victory for the Airbus-Bombardier partnership, who have been working this transaction for some time.
CSALP, the Airbus-Bombardier partnership for the A220, formerly CSeries, has won a bellwether order for 60 aircraft from JetBlue. These 60 A220-300 aircraft will replace the 60 Embraer E190 models currently in its fleet beginning in 2020.
The transaction was announced after the introduction of the new designation for the aircraft earlier today in Toulouse and has a value at list prices of $5.4 billion. The carrier also secured an additional 60 options for deliveries starting in 2025