Airbus A220-100 visiting SAS at Arlanda on March 25th 2019 for a Demo


Bombardier in 2004 set out with an ambitious plan to construct a mid-sized narrowbody in the 100-150 pax class naming it Bombardier
CS-100. New engines Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G and advanced aerodynamics would deliver reduced fuel burn, noise
and emissions. With a number of problems turning up it took some time to have the plane built. Then the certification process became
extremely long and certification was not achieved until 2015. This project worried Boeing and they started a court process arguing that
Bombardier had been given Government Subsidies. For a period there was an import tax of 300% to the US. These proceedings led to
Airbus aquiring 50.1% of the project renaming it Airbus A220. On March 25th 20019 Airbus demonstrated to SAS at Arlanda an
Airbus A220-100 HB-JBB borrowed from Swiss.

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We enter a modern glass cockpit with large screens

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I, Hans Norman, who took the photos, test the captains seat and seem to be quite happy about it.

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The cockpit screens show airport and area maps, engine info and flight situation.

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Looking forward in the passenger cabin with seating three and two arrangement

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The passenger cabin looking backwards.

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Three seat arrangement

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A nice little handy pantry

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Overhead largely sized bagage racks should provide room for everybody.

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Passenger information screen.

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Engine and wing during climb out from Arlanda northwards.

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Wing and engine in flight after having turned south.

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Wing in flight.

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Wing in landing run configuration.

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Passenger info screen showing route flown up to Gavle and back.

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Engine cowling

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Parked after demo flight

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Aft with fin and stabiliser

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Red and beautiful Swiss winglet

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Engine exhaust

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Underside of wing

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Engine air intake with fan

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Nose close up

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