The First A220 for Air Canada Rolls out of the Painting Hangar

(Photo: Airbus)

Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled this week when it rolled out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel.

In December, Air Canada will be the first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 45 A220s on order.

The A220-300 for Air Canada will be configured in a 137-seat dual-class cabin layout. Now that the aircraft is decked out in Air Canada’s livery, it has moved to pre-flight activities in the A220 flight line hangar in Mirabel (IATA: YMX), before taking off for its first flight later this autumn.

The A220 has an order book of 530 aircraft as of the end of October 2019.