US lessor Azorra has signed for 22 Airbus A220s which will include a pair of ACJ TwoTwenty business jet variants.

The lessor is to purchase 20 of the larger -300 version of the twinjet.

Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer disclosed the agreement during a full-year orders briefing.

He says the twinjets – fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines – will feature in the airframer’s 2022 order backlog.

Azorra is based in Fort Lauderdale and focuses on executive, regional and mid-size aircraft.

Chief executive John Evans says the A220 is “ideally suited” to its expanding fleet.

“Azorra’s new partnership with Airbus and unique ability to offer fleet transition solutions for airlines and executive jet leases to business aviation customers are key differentiators that bring significant value to our customers,” he adds.

The leasing firm already has experience with the A220 having participated in sale-and-leaseback transactions with Latvian A220 operator Air Baltic.

Azorra lists its portfolio as featuring the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, as well as Embraer E-Jets, and Bombardier CRJs as well as A220s.


Source: Airbus

Azorra is taking 20 of the -300 variant of the A220