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Airbus marks 12,000 planes with A220-100

The Airbus A220-100 delivered to Delta Air Lines at the A220 final assembly plant in Mirabel, Canada, is the 12,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus since 1974
The Airbus A220-100 delivered to Delta Air Lines at the A220 final assembly plant in Mirabel, Canada, is the 12,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus since 1974
Ryan McAleer

By Ryan McAleer

The 12,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus since 1974 is an A220-100 jet, the aerospace giant said yesterday.

The narrow-body aircraft and its Belfast-made wings were handed over to US airline Delta yesterday.

It's the 12th A220 delivered to Delta Air Lines since October 2018.

The US airline originally placed an order for 75 of the smaller A220-100 jets in 2016. In January, Delta upgraded its order to 50 of the larger A220-300 aircraft and 40 A220-100s.

Airbus, which took a majority stake in Bombardier's former C Series last summer, said yesterday that the milestone delivery to Delta highlights its growing presence in North America.

Ground was broken in January on a second A220 final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

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