Airbus raises A220 maximum take-off weight

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood May 21, 2019 14:45

Airbus raises A220 maximum take-off weight

Airbus has raised the A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight (MTOW) by 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes) and the A220 family aircraft will offer increased range starting from the second half of 2020.

The new MTOW will increase the respective maximum range capabilities to 3,350nm for the A220-300 and 3,400nm for the A220-100, some 450nm more than currently advertised.

“In true Airbus tradition we improve our products constantly,” said Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer, Airbus. “This new MTOW will allow operators to reach markets which today cannot be served by other small single-aisle aircraft types.”

The company has improved the A220 by taking credit of existing structural and systems margins as well as existing fuel volume capacity.

The company says that the change will allow airlines to tap into new routes that were not possible before, connecting key cities in Western Europe with the Middle East or from Southeast Asia to Australia.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood May 21, 2019 14:45