Airbus unveiled Air Canada’s first A220 as it rolled out of the Airbus paint hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel, U.S.A
The Zorro-like iconic look, was painted in the colours of Air Canada, with white fuselage, black tail with a red maple leaf logo, and black engine nacelles.
Air Canada will become the first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 45 A220s on order in December.
The A220-300 for Air Canada will be configured in 137-seat dual-class cabin layout.
Air Canada’s brand-new A220-300s will replace the flag carrier’s existing mainline fleet of smaller, older narrow-body aircraft and support the airline’s hub and network growth, creating one of the world’s youngest and most fuel efficient fleets.
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 fall.
Currently, there are 94 A220 aircraft flying with six operators on regional and transcontinental routes in Asia, America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, proving the great versatility of Airbus’ latest family member. The A220 has an order book of 530 aircraft as of the end of October 2019.