Airbus has rebranded Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300 planes because the A220-100 and A220-300 following the acquisition of a controlling stake within the Canadian firm.
The brand new names have been at a ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Supply Centre, close to Toulouse.
Witnessed by Airbus workers and members of the worldwide information media, the A220-300 landed straight from the portray at 12:25 carrying its new identify and colors.
“Everybody at Airbus has been wanting ahead to this historic second.
“Immediately, we’re thrilled to welcome the A220 to the Airbus household and are honoured to see it carrying its new Airbus colors for the primary time,” stated Guillaume Faury, Airbus president, Industrial Plane.
“I pay tribute to all of the ladies and men at Bombardier and the availability chain who’ve strived over the previous years to carry this incredible plane to the world.
“The A220 now enters a brand new part in its profession with all Airbus’ sources behind it to additional its industrial success worldwide.”
The plane are totally optimised for the 100 to 150 seat market and can now complement Airbus’ current best-selling A320neo household.
Eric Schulz, Airbus chief industrial officer, added: “We’re smitten by promoting the A220 thanks specifically to its know-how which provides it a decisive edge in a really aggressive market.
“I’ve obtained a variety of optimistic suggestions from clients concerning the plane’s excellent passenger expertise, its decrease gasoline burn, decrease weight and quieter engines.
“All these causes contribute to my optimism that Airbus will help to make the A220 a terrific industrial success.”