JetBlue orders 60 Airbus A220 aircraft to become the first customer for the newly-rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft valued at $5.4 billion based on list prices before the customer discounts.
American low-cost Airline, JetBlue Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 firm orders for the larger A220-300 model. The JetBlue will replace its current 60 E190s with A220s and will phase out them gradually through 2025.
In addition, the airline converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF High By-pass engines.
Airbus A220 Family aircraft cover between 100 and 150 seats segment, and offer a comfortable five-abreast cabin.
Airbus estimated at around 6,000 such aircraft will be needed over the next 20 years.
Airbus manufactures, markets and supports A220 aircraft under the recently finalized “C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership” (CSALP) agreement with Bombardier and Quebec Government.