Air Canada’s first of 45 A220s rolls out of Mirabel

A220-300 is decked in Air Canada livery as it prepares to take up role of replacing older narrow bodies in fleet
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Patrick Desrochers

The first of 45 A220s has left the final assembly line and been decked in Air Canada’s livery.

Air Canada’s new A220 rolled out of the painting hangar at Mirabel and will be delivered to the airline next month.

The Canadian-designed and developed aircraft features an updated cabin design, as well as lower emissions and a reduced noise footprint.

The A220-300 has a 137-seat dual-class cabin layout. The aircraft will replace the flag carrier’s existing mainline fleet of smaller, older narrow-body aircraft and support the airline’s hub and network growth to create a younger and more fuel efficient fleet.

Now that the aircraft is decked out in Air Canada’s livery, it has moved to pre-flight activities in the A220 flight line hangar in Mirabel, before taking off for its first flight later this autumn.

Currently, there are 94 A220 aircraft flying with six operators on regional and transcontinental routes in Asia, America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The A220 has an order book of 530 aircraft as of the end of October 2019.

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