June 4, 2020 / The first Airbus A220 jet assembled at the Mobile, Alabama, plant carried out its maiden flight. The aircraft is destined for US carrier Delta Air Lines. The European manufacturer has begun to assemble A220s in the US in 2019 and also builds A320 family jets in Mobile. Airbus acquired the majority stake in Bombardier’s A220 program in 2018. The program, which was known as Bombardier CSeries, ran into some marketing problems due to the tariffs imposed by the US authorities.
Delta is the only Airbus A220 operator in the US with 31 A220-100s in service. The carrier will take delivery of 64 more A220s over time, including 14 A220-100s and 50 A220-300s. (Photo Airbus)