At the same time more economical, less polluting and more comfortable than the Airbus A318 and A319 which they will gradually replace, the Airbus A220 should allow Air France to bring back to balance the medium-haul supply lines of the Roissy hub. -CDG, but also to achieve its objectives of reducing CO2 emissions.
Air France had not experienced such an event for a third of a century! For the first time since the arrival of its first Airbus A320, 33 years ago, the French company took delivery on Wednesday of a new model of single-aisle medium-haul aircraft: a brand new Airbus A220-300, called ” Le Bourget ”, made in Canada. The first of a firm order for 60 aircraft (with 30 options and 30 purchase rights), which kicks off the renewal of Air France’s medium-haul fleet.
The A220 is a very big issue for Air France. It must not only ensure the future of the medium-haul network, but also achieve the objectives of reducing CO2 emissions. With its 148 seats and consumption reduced to 2.6 liters of kerosene per passenger per 100 km, the A220, designed by the Canadian company Bombardier and acquired by Airbus, has the triple advantage of being both more economical, less polluting and more comfortable than the Airbus A318 and A319, which it will gradually replace.
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