"JetBlue today became the first customer for the newly-rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft, signing a memorandum of understanding for 60 firm orders for the larger A220-300 model," Airbus said in a statement yesterday.
Last year, Airbus bought a majority stake in production of Bombardier's narrow-body 100 to 150-seater planes.
In addition, JetBlue "converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue's A321neos and A220s will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines," Airbus said.
"JetBlue's selection of the A220 aircraft as a complement to its growing A320 Family fleet is a tremendous endorsement -- both of the A220 itself and of the way these two aircraft can work together to provide airline network flexibility and a great passenger experience," said Airbus's chief commercial officer, Eric Schulz.
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