50th Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery Today!
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9:37 (14:37 UTC) - December 8, 2018 - by Sylvain Faust for Fliegerfaust- Quebec, Canada
As previously announced on Fliegerfaust, the 50th Airbus A220 (CSeries) has been delivered earlier this morning.
SWISS Flight LX5201 (SWR5201) left Mirabel Airport YMX located in Quebec, Canada, north-west of the city of Montreal at 7:25am local (12:25 UTC) en route to Zurich. This is MSN 55045 (A220-300)
You can follow it live using FlightRadar24 web site and mobile application: https://www.flightradar24.com/SWR5201/1ecd8c1e
One more A220 is being delivered for a total of two (2) today
Leaving at 10:00 local is Delta Airlines 2nd A220 (MSN 50022). Flying from Mirabel Airport where is located the Airbus A220 factory will be Delta flight DEL9932. Flying for 2h22 to Atlanta, Georgia, US, it is expected to be arriving at 12:22 (17:22 UTC). This will be the 51st A220 (CSeries) aircraft made in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and delivered.
You have to know that seven (7) other aircraft (5 CS100 and 2 CS300) were also made to serve as "Flight Test Vehicle" (FTV) used during the various stages of testing and certification with Transport Canada, the US FAA and the European EASA organisations. Added to those are also the first four (4) "production" aircraft of which only one was completed but not sold, i.e. the first one MSN 50006, also know as P1 (production aircraft #1). Production aircraft started at the manufacturer serial number 50006 (the 6th CS100 aircraft built, with the previous 5 being part of the CS100 FTVs, FTV1-FTV5. FTV6 and FTV7 are the first two (2) CS300 longer model having its own serial number sequences, in this case 55001 and 55002).
The three (3) other early production aircraft were never completed, parked outdoor around the Mirabel assembly site.
Read more about those three aircraft: A220 - Airbus Scrapping Three (3) Already Built Aircraft - Production Update
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Sylvain Faust, Fliegerfaust
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