The Bombardier C Series has officially been renamed the Airbus A220.
Airbus completed a deal, earlier this month, to acquire 50.1% of the C Series program with Bombardier and the Quebec government remaining minority shareholders.
The CS100 is now the A220-100 while the CS300 has been renamed the A220-300.
The Bombardier C Series is no more.
On Tuesday, the Canadian airliner was officially rechristened the Airbus A220 in a renaming ceremony at the European airplane maker’s headquarters in Toulouse, France.
“Everyone at Airbus has been looking forward to this historic moment,” the president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Guillaume Faury said in a statement. “Today, we are thrilled to welcome the A220 to the Airbus family and are honored to see it wearing its new Airbus colors for the first time.”
Faury also praised the hard work put in by the men and women of Quebec-based Bombardier to bring the 100 to 150-seat A220 to market.
The A220 will continue to be available in two variants. The CS100 now becomes the A220-100 while the larger CS300 is now the A220-300.
This is the second time the aircraft has been renamed. Before the CS100 and …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Finance