That the A220 will be disruptive is clear. The engines also have a 50% smaller noise footprint. First impressions For Spirit, the GTF engines were 15.4% better than the V2500. What matters is the cost to Air Baltic. A very short flight in a big widebody, will have an excessive fuel burn since the fuel amount needed to take the elephant to the sky is massive. Being an early adopter (and locking out slots for competitors) was a great move by Delta. One of the biggest attractions for airlines is the fuel efficiency of the A220 series. musman9853 wrote:would the added maintenance costs of the engine swaps outweigh the fuel burn savings? In its class the A220-100 competes with, it is now achieving the same level of fuel burn per seat as a 737-700. [ok] A330-200 Fuel Burn « on: September 03, 2015, 12:23:29 PM » This has long irked me and I have finally come across some independent data to back up my suspicion that there is no way the A330-200 burns more fuel than the A330-300. Next, let’s look at the A321ceo/neo numbers. Brazilian planemaker Embraer is pushing the low maintenance costs and fuel burn of its E2 jet as it battles tougher competition from the rival A220, now backed by Airbus , … The A220 Family is the newest addition to the Airbus family of commercial aircraft, offering unsurpassed performance and superior customer comfort in the 100- to 150-seat market. Early operators recorded better-than-expected fuel burn and dispatch reliability, as well as positive feedback from passengers and crew. Its wider seats, larger overhead bins, and dramatically (20%) lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat made it an instant standout in the single aisle class of commercial aircraft. Engine swaps are paid by Pratt. Last week Airbus unveiled the A220. The most significant innovations and differences include low drag nose; a smalle fuselage wetted area; low-drag tailcone; optimum engine integration; optimized wing aerodynamics; and an integrated 3-axis … Vice President of A220 Program in Mobile Paul Gaskell said his team is ready to assemble and test the state-of-the-art A220, with delivery this summer. might this be why the a220 isnt selling all that well? That amounts to a 20% fuel savings over 717s on comparable routes, with attendant costs savings for the A220. Eric Schulz, Airbus CCO, added: “We are enthusiastic about selling the A220 thanks in particular to its technology which gives it a decisive edge in a very competitive market. The 130- to 160-seat A220-300 (ex CS300) first flew on 27 February 2015, received an initial type certification on 11 July 2016, and entered service with launch customer airBaltic on 14 December 2016. The A220 was obtained after Airbus bought a majority stake in the Bombardier CSeries. It would be sold as having a 20% improved fuel burn and 15% better cash operating costs than current offerings on the market. For 2018, at Frontier, the LEAP engines had 16.7% better fuel burn/seat/hour than the CFM56. If the engine swaps … So where did the A220 come from? We estimate the A220-300 should also have a leap in fuel burn above its peers the A319 and 737-700. Pilots are reporting that the A220 is averaging 3,500 pounds an hour fuel burn on a three-hour segment, whereas a comparable 717, on the same segment with a similar load of passengers, is averaging 5,000 pounds of fuel per hour. 1. Though this varies on a lot of factors. Airbus A220 Airbus A220-300 Airbus A320 Airbus A320 NEO Airbus A220 (Bombardier CSeries). The A220 is obviously a departure from the normal naming convention adopted by Airbus since their first success story the A300. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney's latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. The A220 family includes two models: the A220-100 and A220-300. The Airbus A220-300 runs on specifically designed Pratt and Whitney PurePower PW1500G geared turbo fan engines, providing a more economically designed aircraft that delivers less fuel burn per seat than most other aircraft. The CFM powered A320neo at Frontier in 2018 were at $10 per seat hour in fuel costs compared to $11 per seat/hour to the GTF powered Spirit fleet. We shall arrive at the answer for fuel consumption over 1000 kilometres in a bit. JetBlue said the A220-300s will burn 40 percent less fuel than the E190s they are replacing.