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Airbus Renames Canadian Jet as the A220, Sees Strong Demand

(Tim Hepher – Reuters)

The European firm said it was rebranding the plane as the A220, slotting it just under its longstanding A300 portfolio which stretches from the 124-seat A319 to the 544-seat A380.

Airbus expects to sell a “double-digit” number of the jets this year and sees demand for at least 3,000 of them over 20 years, said CSeries sales chief David Dufrenois.

The makeover seals the European takeover of one of Canada’s most visible industrial projects and ends Bombardier’s efforts to go it alone in the mainline jet market against larger rivals. Click here to read more.