Additional orders concern aircraft A220-300 modifications and are the first for the airline. Prior to this, Delta Air Lines ordered A220-100 aircraft. In addition, the carrier also converted earlier orders for A220-100 aircraft to A220-300, bringing the total number of ordered liners of this modification to 50.
Delta placed its initial order for 75 Airbus A220 aircraft (then the Bombardier CSeries) in 2016. Airbus will produce the A220-300 at a new US plant in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the plant, located next to the existing assembly complex Airbus A320, will begin in late January.
According to Airbus, today the order book for A220 aircraft is more than 500 aircraft.
Airbus A220, previously known as Bombardier CSeries (or C Series), is a family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners. The 108 to 133-seat A220-100 (formerly CS100) made its maiden flight on 16 September 2013. The 130 to 160-seat A220-300 (formerly CS300) first flew on 27 February 2015 and received initial type certification on 11 July 2016.