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PARIS 2019: Delta commits to higher MTOW A220 with additional order

Delta Air Lines has placed an order for an additional five A220-100 aircraft. The airline is also the first to select the new increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) improvement package for its entire fleet from 2020.

Last month Airbus had announced that it would increase the MTOW of the A220 by 2,268 kg. The increased MTOW would increase the range of the A220 by 450nm to 3,400 nm for the A220-100 and 3,350nm for the A220-300.

Delta is a large customer for the A220 program having placing its first order for 65 aircraft when the aircraft was still the Bombardier C Series. Delta has now placed a total of 95 orders for the A220 with 45 A220-100s and 50 A220-300s.

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