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Delta confirms its purchase of 12 A220-300s

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At the Farnborough Airshow in 2022, Delta Air Lines confirmed an order for 12 Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

With the latest agreement, Delta’s total firm order for A220 aircraft—including 45 A220-100s and 62 A220-300s—now stands at 107 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney GTF engines of the most recent generation will power Delta’s A220 aircraft.

“The A220-300 is economical, efficient, and delivers superior performance,” said Mahendra Nair, S.V.P. – Fleet & TechOps Supply Chain at Delta. “These additional aircraft in the A220 family are an excellent investment for our customers and employees and will be fundamental as we work toward a more sustainable future for air travel.”

The A220-100 and the bigger A220-300 are two of the members of the A220 family. The only narrow-body designed specifically for the 100 to 160-passenger market is the Airbus A220.

“Delta was the US launch customer for the A220, and it is great to announce this incremental order that demonstrates how satisfied it is with the A220, economically and from a passenger perspective,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International.

The announcement was made just one day after Delta revealed a sizable order for up to 130 Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes at the biggest airshow in the UK.

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