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Delivery of 19th airBaltic A220-300 - Currently In Flight to Riga From The A220 Airbus Factory in Quebec, Canada
The A220 factory is co-owned by Airbus, Bombardier and the government of Quebec
May 25, 2019 - 10:07am (14:07 UTC) - by Sylvain Faust for fliegerfaust.com
Today, and still currently in flight, is the delivery of airBaltic 19th A220.
MSN 55054, a A220-300 is currently en route to Riga in Latvia to join the airBaltic fleet.
The new A220-300 left the Airbus factory located at Mirabel Airport, Quebec, Canada earlier today at 7:25am local time (11:00 UTC). The A220 factory is co-owned by Airbus, Bombardier and the government of Quebec.
You can follow live its flight (location) using the web site flightradar24.com and looking for flight BT9801.
Again today, the next A220 to be delivered to Delta, a A220-100 MSN 50033, is currently doing its last pre-delivery test flight. If all goes well we should see it back in the air doing its "acceptance flight" with Delta representative on-board early this coming week. It is flying under the flight name of BBA513.
You can follow it live here https://www.flightradar24.com/BBA513/20a49d24
Still today, after the flight of BB513 and with the same crew, we shall see the first flight (pre-delivery test flight) of another Delta A220-100, msn 50030, and flying under the flight name BBA510.
Airbus A220 msn (Manufacturer Serial Number) sequences are different for each type of A220 aircraft. All A220-100 (formerly Bombardier CSeries CS100) start with 50xxx and all A220-300 (formerly Bombardier CSeries CS300) start with 55xxx.
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May 25, 2019 - by Ian Austen for nytimes.com
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Faury spoke with journalists invited to the innovation days at the company's Toulouse headquarters. EURACTIV was part of the attendees.
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