Delta Air Lines has firmed orders for a further 12 Airbus A220-300s during the Farnborough air show, taking to 107 the number of commitments its has for A220s.

The carrier became the first US airline to operate the type in October 2018 and has 56 of the Pratt & Whitney GTF-powered aircraft in service.

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This latest commitment means it has 45 A220-100s and 62 A220-300s on order.

Delta senior vice-president, fleet and techops supply chain, Mahendra Nair, says: ”These additional aircraft in the A220 family are an excellent investment for our customers and employees and will be fundamental as we work toward a more sustainable future for air travel.”

It marks Delta’s second order of the show; the US carrier yesterday ordering 100 Boeing 737 Max 10s.