Airbus A220-300 (YL-CSG) from Air Baltic taking off from Runway 36L (Polderbaan), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Holland)
The Airbus A220, previously known as Bombardier CSeries (or C Series), is a family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners marketed by Airbus but designed and originally built by the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. Following Airbus's involvement, the aircraft are built by CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP, but soon to be renamed to Airbus Canada Limited Partnership). The 108 to 133-seat CS100 (now A220-100) made its maiden flight on 16 September 2013, was awarded an initial type certification by Transport Canada on 18 December 2015, and entered service on 15 July 2016 with Swiss Global Air Lines. The 130 to 160-seat CS300 (now A220-300) first flew on 27 February 2015, received an initial type certification on 11 July 2016, and entered service with launch customer Air Baltic (airBaltic) on 14 December 2016. Early operators recorded better-than-expected fuel burn and dispatch reliability, as well as positive feedback from passengers and crew.