Air France-KLM signs commitment for A-220 aircraft
A MoU for 60 airplanes
The Air France–KLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A-220/300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industry’s single-aisle airplane, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. These A-220s are intended to be operated by Air France.
The A-220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines.
Air France currently operates a fleet of 144 Airbus aircraft. With an order book of 551 planes as of end of June 2019, the model has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100-to-150-seat aircraft market, estimated to represent 7,000 units over the next 20 years.
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