The European manufacturer is still well ahead with its A220
IAG looking at Embraers E2 Jets or Airbus A220 for British Aairways Cityflyer
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In the market for regional jets, Embraer and Airbus are battling for the leadership. The European manufacturer is still well ahead with its A220 and more than 500 orders compared to around 170 orders for the Brazilian made E2 jets. Now there is an order on the horizon that may not change this ratio a lot, but could have a signal effect.
International Consolidated Airlines Group IAG – parent company of British Airways and Iberia – is looking for a replacement for the jets of its regional subsidiary BA Cityflyer. The deal would include «at least 26 aircraft», group CEO Willie Walsh says in an interview with aeroTELEGRAPH. The choice will be made between the Embraer E2 E-190 and the Airbus A220, «I consider both jets to be very good products», he adds.