France’s Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority says a Swiss Airbus A220 diverted to Paris after suffering an engine failure enroute from London to Geneva.
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Airbus will offer 450nm more range and lift the maximum takeoff weight by 2.3t on its two-aircraft A220 regional jet program from the second half of 2020.
Air Vanuatu signed a firm order for four A220s and purchase rights for a further four aircraft at the 2019 Avalon Airshow on Tuesday. It is the first time the carrier has purchased Airbus aircraft.
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Delta Air Lines’ first Airbus A220-100 has been painted ahead of its delivery in 2019. The carrier will be the first US airline to operate the type.
Airbus now holds more than 500 firm orders for its A220 narrowbody twin after inking separate deals with JetBlue and a US start-up led by JetBlue founder David Neeleman for 60 A220-300s each.