Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Airbus expects UDAN operators to go for A220s

New Delhi: Airbus expects its new A220 aircraft, with a seating capacity of 100-150, to find takers among newer airlines seeking to operate under India’s UDAN regional connectivity scheme, which is opening up markets with subsidised fares.
“There is a demand not only to replace regional aircraft and either supplement or complement the Airbus 320 family, but there is also a demand for new aircraft today,” said Connor Buott, single-aisle product marketing senior analyst, customer affairs, at Airbus.
The European aircraft manufacturer expects existing airlines to look at this aircraft in the future as the country’s aviation market expands.
“The reality is before the A220 came along, there was no such aircraft available.
There was no new design (size of this aircraft) over the last roughly 30 years in this space. At Airbus, we see huge market demand — 7,000 aircraft in the 100 to 150 seat space — including from India.
13/11/19 Economic Times

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