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Air France-KLM confirms its 60 Airbus A220s
Air France-KLM confirms its 60 Airbus A220s
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| Alexandre Rocchi

Air France-KLM confirms its 60 Airbus A220s

Air France-KLM transforms into a firm contract its commitment on 60 Airbus A220s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G. The aircraft will be operated by Air France, which selected the largest version, the A220-300.

Air France-KLM has just confirmed its firm order for 60 Airbus A220 aircraft. The agreement includes 60 options and purchasing rights. With this contract, Pratt & Whitney returns to Air France after a very long absence. A return that also allows AFI KLM E&M to extend its engine MRO skills to the PW1000 family. In fact, the Airbus A220 are exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G. The aircraft are intended for Air France, which has chosen the A220-300, the largest version.

The return of Pratt & Whitney to Air France went unnoticed since the main focus was the aircraft model selected by Air France-KLM to replace its fleet of Airbus A318 and A319. The Airbus A318 could have been this opportunity since the aircraft was initially only offered with the Pratt & Whitney PW6000 but at the time Air France favored the CFM56.

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