JetBlue became the first customer for the newly-rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 firm orders for the larger A220-300 model.
The order was signed on July 10, the same day Airbus announced the A220. The aircraft will replace 60 Embraer E190 models currently in its fleet beginning in 2020. The carrier also secured an additional 60 options for deliveries starting in 2025. JetBlue has the option to convert some order to the smaller A220-100 model, should it become necessary. This is the first order announcement since the announcement of the partnership.
In addition, the airline converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.