Airbus has released images which show Delta Air Lines' first A220-100 rolling out of the paint hangar at the final assembly line in Mirabel, Canada.

Delta will be the first US airline to take delivery of an A220.

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The initial aircraft, bearing Delta's livery, is now moving to pre-flight activities in Mirabel's A220 flight-line hangar, says Airbus.

It adds that the jet's maiden flight will follow "later this fall".

Atlanta-based Delta is set to put its first A220 into service in early 2019.

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Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that that eight A220-100s – known as Bombardier CS100s before Airbus took control of the CSeries programme – are in service with Swiss.

The Lufthansa subsidiary also operates 16 A220-300s – formerly CS300s. Eleven aircraft of that variant are in service with Air Baltic, and seven with Korean Air.

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