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Aerospace News – Late July 2023

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US carrier, Delta Air Lines, has lodged an order for 12 extra A220-300 Airbus aircraft, bringing its total firm order for A220s to 131, comprising 45 A220-100s and 86 A220-300.

Throughout the years, Delta has reordered the A220 five times and is today the largest A220 customer and operator in the world.

Kristen Bojko, Delta’s vice president of fleet, said: “The A220-300 offers efficient performance and flexibility. The continuing expansion of Delta’s A220 family is an integral investment in the future of sustainable aviation.”


Airplane manufacturer Airbus had revenues of £23bn in the first half of the year which resulted in earnings of £1.9bn.  The world’s largest plane maker said adjusted earnings before interest and tax rose 34 per cent to £1.5bn.

The company, which employs around 4,500 staff at its wing-making plant in Broughton near Chester and more in Filton near Bristol, delivered 316 aircraft in the first half of the year.

The firm’s chief executive Guillaume Faury said that the international economy is starting to show signs of returning to normal after the series of shocks it has suffered.



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