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JetBlue firms A220 order

JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300s

When Airbus took control of the twinjet programme – previously known as the CSeries – in July 2018, it disclosed that JetBlue had signed a memorandum of understanding that covered firm orders for 60 A220-300s. The US airline also indicated that it had taken options on a further 60. The A220s will replace JetBlue's fleet of 60 Embraer 190s.

Airbus now says the order for 60 aircraft was finalised in late December.

JetBlue chief executive Robin Hayes states: "The impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220... will help ensure we deliver the best onboard experience to customers and meet our long-term financial targets as we continue disciplined growth into the future."

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that JetBlue's fleet is comprised of 130 A320s, 63 A321s and 60 E190s.

The airline has 85 A321neos on orders.

Deliveries of JetBlue's A220s – from Airbus's planned US assembly line in Mobile – are scheduled to begin in 2020, the airframer has previously said.

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