State-run EgyptAir receives seventh A220-300 aircraft

State-owned carrier EgyptAir received on Monday its seventh A220-300 aircraft as part of a deal with Airbus Company to purchase 12 aircraft of the same family.

The larger member of the A220 Family – the A220-300 – was specifically designed and built for the 120-160 seat market. It fuses performance and technology, allowing airlines to connect distant points on continents or sectors between which travel was previously unprofitable or impossible.

Egypt’s state owned carrier is to receive all 12 aircrafts by mid 2020.

The A220-300’s advanced aerodynamics combined with specifically-designed Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G geared turbofan engines make for an aircraft that delivers 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat than the previous generation aircraft.

The aircraft also leaves half the noise footprint and decreased emissions compared to its predecessor.

Airbus has delivered more than 80 aircraft of the type A220 to five regional and intercontinental airlines in Asia, the Americas, Africa ,and Europe, demonstrating the great potential of the new Airbus model.

Source: MENA