Airbus has finally flown down the popular single-aisle A220 flight to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on November 11, as part of its plan to woo domestic airlines and other stakeholders. A report from PTI also said that the demonstration from Airbus was witnessed by the government officials as well. In addition, KIA or Kempegowda International Airport is the first airport for the aircraft to touch down. The next airport for the single-aisle 220 to land is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Advantages of Single-Aisle A220 Detailed
According to the company, the single-aisle A220 offers a wide-body comfort to the passengers in single-aisle aircraft which the current generation aircraft lack. “It incorporates state-of-the-art technologies, the latest aerodynamic design and new-generation engines resulting in fuel savings of 20%. It is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and offers extended range capability of up to 3,400 nautical miles making it particularly suitable for operations in India,” Airbus said in a statement.
As mentioned above, Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) becomes the first airport in India for A220 to touch down and it will be soon followed by Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Airbus gave a demonstration of both static display and live flight demonstration of the single-aisle A220.
Airbus Single-Aisle A220 Will Have 100-150 Seats
Furthermore, the single-aisle A220 developed by Airbus was originally developed in Canada by Bombardier. The primary aim of the Airbus A220 is for the 100-150 seat market and it also features a clean-sheet design. Airbus expects to produce at least 7,000 A220s over the next 20 years, according to the same PTI report.
As for the current situation, Airbus has already received 511 orders from 20 airlines across the world. In terms of current deliveries, Airbus has delivered an impressive 83 aircraft to customers like SWISS, airBaltic, Korean Air, Delta Air Lines, Air Tanzania and GTLK.