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Re: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news

Post by sn26567 » 14 Feb 2019, 11:31

Air Canada to focus on optimising its network and fleet, and continue to target strategic expansions, such as leveraging its A220 on new routes within North America.
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Post by sn26567 » 29 Mar 2019, 21:29

SaudiGulf Airlines is planning to cancel a 2014 order for sixteen A220-300s, Arabian Business has reported citing sources familiar with developments.

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Post by TLspotting » 01 Apr 2019, 23:08

Red Wings cancelled its order of 6 A220 via a lessor à while ago.
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Re: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news

Post by sn26567 » 11 Apr 2019, 12:22

Air France is evaluating the A220, as the carrier looks to renew the medium-haul fleet under the company’s new CEO Anne Rigail.
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Post by sn26567 » 06 Jun 2019, 21:16

BA CityFlyer is mulling the A220 and E-Jet E2 for its fleet replacement, with a decision due in a few months.
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Post by sn26567 » 08 Jun 2019, 17:13

Korean Air is interested in further orders of the A220 family, particularly if there is a stretched A220-500 one day.
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Re: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news

Post by sn26567 » 19 Jul 2019, 18:08

Airbus is close to a billion euros deal with Air France

To renew its ageing short- and medium-haul fleet, Air France plans to order 50 to 70 A220 and some A320neo aircraft. These are to replace aircraft of the A320 family nearing their end-of-life time, writes Reuters.
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Post by sn26567 » 20 Jul 2019, 14:35

Airbus is mulling a new plant in Mirabel by mid-2021 to speed up the production of the A220.
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Post by sn26567 » 27 Sep 2019, 23:47

The FAA is ordering engine inspections on some A220 (and also E190-E2) series aircraft within 50 cycles, based on findings from two recent PW1524G-3 engine failures (twice on SWISS flights from Geneva to London City).
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Re: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news

Post by sn26567 » 04 Oct 2019, 21:31

Ethiopian Airlines Group is close to agreeing on a deal with Airbus for as many as 20 A220s worth more than US$1.6 billion. Deal is expected to close by 2019 end.


Interjet (Mexico) is close to a deal to buy 12 A220s to replace its partly grounded fleet of SSJ100s.
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Post by sn26567 » 17 Oct 2019, 12:38

Pratt & Whitney faces new checks on PW1500G engines for A220s and E2s after an engine failure forced a SWISS jet to divert to Paris and prompted a brief grounding of the rest of the airline’s A220 fleet.

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Post by sn26567 » 17 Oct 2019, 15:01

airBaltic, Edelweiss Air and SWISS will retire aircraft code CS1 and CS3, switching to 221 (A220-100) and 223 (A220-300) from 27OCT19

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Re: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news

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Pratt & Whitney faces new checks on PW1500G engines for A220s and E2s after an engine failure forced a SWISS jet to divert to Paris and prompted a brief grounding of the rest of the airline’s A220 fleet.

AirBaltic is not planning any A220 checks, as its fleet is outfitted with a slightly different type of engine.
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Re: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news

Post by sn26567 » 24 Oct 2019, 23:13

Airbus A220 probe will focus around a software change as the cause of unexpected vibrations that damaged fast-moving parts and forced three emergency landings.
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Re: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news

Post by lumumba » 28 Oct 2019, 17:41

So from know on Swiss can not fly higher than 35.000 feet for security reasons linked to the engine problem.
Why can they fly higher in the US?
Delta is not affected and is still flying high with the same engines?
In fact if you look to flighradar24 they are not flying higher than 28.000 feet!
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Re: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news

Post by Desert Rat » 29 Oct 2019, 08:14

May be a different EEC software...
Fuel/Air ratio might be too lean to fly upper FL, therefore altitude limitation has been put in place to avoid flame-out...Just a guess.

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Re: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news

Post by lumumba » 29 Oct 2019, 09:08

Desert Rat wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 08:14
May be a different EEC software...
Fuel/Air ratio might be too lean to fly upper FL, therefore altitude limitation has been put in place to avoid flame-out...Just a guess.
Is there a difference between US and the EU?
If yes why not doing the same than in the US?
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Re: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news

Post by Desert Rat » 29 Oct 2019, 12:00

Software and engine settings might be different.

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Re: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news

Post by lumumba » 29 Oct 2019, 12:11

Desert Rat wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 12:00
Software and engine settings might be different.
I understand so why not just changing the software instead of decreasing the performances of the plane?
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