Airbus has rebranded the Bombardier C Series aircraft to the Airbus A220. The A220 family comprises the two models, the A220-100 and A220-300, formerly Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300. Airbus marketers say the aircraft are “fully optimized for the 100 to 150 seat market and perfectly complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family.”
The unveiling occurred at a ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Delivery Center, near Toulouse. The A220-300 landed directly from their painting facility wearing the new Airbus name and colors.
“Today, we are thrilled to welcome the A220 to the Airbus family and are honored to see it wearing its new Airbus colors for the first time,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus president Commercial Aircraft. “I pay tribute to all the women and men at Bombardier and the supply chain who have strived over the past years to bring this fantastic aircraft to the world. The A220 now enters a new phase in its career with all Airbus’ resources behind it to further its commercial success worldwide.”