Bombardier's original specification for the A220 (CSeries) aircraft was probably a little conservative, and that Airbus is keen to exploit the type's full potential
PARIS: A220 weight hike mainly a paperwork change
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June 21, 2019 - by DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW for flightglobal.com
- Adding 833 km (518 miles) to the A220 range
Airbus's maximum take-off weight increase for the A220 is effectively a paperwork change, rather than a structural adaptation.
The MTOW hike of nearly 2.3t is due to become available from 2020, and Delta Air Lines has emerged as a customer for the upgrade.
"The level of modification is very limited," A220 programme chief Florent Massou tells FlightGlobal, mainly a matter of small reinforcements, combined with "paperwork and software"...
Robert Dewar, father of the A220: Platform can be stretched (to A220-500) so it could come to market relatively quickly. We could add 4-5 rows. #A220 #PAS19 pic.twitter.com/PWVyddpXHz
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