28 Sept 2021
Airbus SE in talks with China's Aviation Regulator to certify A220
The Index Today
The head of Airbus' China business said on Tuesday that the Airbus SE is in talks with China's aviation regulator about certifying its A220 narrow body plane that has received strong interest from domestic airlines.
George Xu, (CEO of the Airbus China) said that the A220 would help the airlines to fill the gap between regional aircraft and larger narrow bodies and could be of particular use in the less developed western part of China.
The A220, is larger than China's ARJ21 regional jet and smaller than the upcoming C919 narrowbody, has been in service elsewhere since 2016 but it has still not been certified by China's aviation regulator.
Xu's comments were made on the sidelines of upcoming Airshow China, the country's biggest air show.