On Thursday, the Airbus A220 jetliner officer for commercial service in North America arrived with Delta Air Lines.
The Delta relationship to the A220, formerly known as the Bombardier C series, started in 2016 when the carrier announced a 75-line order in a deal worth as much as $ 5.6 billion. The order made the Delta aircraft's North American launch customer.
In April 2017, Boeing filed a complaint with the US Commerce Department and the US International Trade Commission claiming that the Delta C series was made possible only at abnormally low prices backed by Canadian state aid.
The US Foreign Trade Commission agreed and in September the same year recommended a 21
Bombardier and Delta both claimed that Boeing's business could not be damaged by the agreement because Boeing did not have a product in its line-up similar to the C series.
Overall, Bombardier and Delta faced a 299.45% tariff on a Canadian-built C series aircraft exported to the United States.
Faced with the possibility of losing the most important order in the C series program's history, Bombardier turned to Boeing's biggest enemy, Airbus.
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Less than a month after the tariff was announced, Bombardier gave 50.01% of his award-winning Airbus Airbus program with zero cash in cash coming from the European aviation giant.
In the summer of 2018, the Bombardier C series was officially rebranded as Airbus A220.
So what is the fuss about?
The A220 is a state-of-the-art single airplane. Canadian-built jet is a high-end design incorporating the latest in commercial aviation technology, such as a carbon composite body and fuel-sucking Pratt & Whitney-powered turbofan engines.
The aircraft, which entered service with Swiss in 2016, has been praised by the operators for its exceptional fuel efficiency.
The A220 lives in the 100-to-150-seat airline market, a segment that Airbus and Boeing had effectively left in a decade.
As soon as three years, a trade conflict, and a name change later, the jet is finally ready to fly with Delta Air Lines.
Here is a closer look at the introduced flight to Delta Airbus A220.