The air market is driven by two global benchmarks: Airbus and Boeing. The first is a European aircraft manufacturer, currently the world market leader. The second is the U.S.-origin reference for airliners. These two giants are vying for the market, offering innovations to create the aircraft of tomorrow. With antennas all over the world, Airbus relies on successful models that appeal to airlines around the world. One of the references that works well is the A220. This aircraft, designed for medium-haul flights, is requested by 18 airlines worldwide.
An air market driven by collaboration, Airbus’ winning bet
The craze for this model is not new. It offers beautiful services, in line with Airbus’ commitments for the aircraft of tomorrow. It is the most discreet, cleanest and eco-friendly model in its range. The A220 is also much quieter than other aircraft, with a 50% reduced noise footprint. In short, it is a safe, less polluting value (25% less fuel consumption per seat). To provide the same quality of service, Airbus Canada has officially transferred the A220’s global equipment management services to Satair. This comes as part of The Airbus integration programme. Satair is a company founded in 1957 and based in Denmark. It is responsible for the supply and distribution of aeronautical parts for service providers. Since 2011, it has been a wholly-a-subsidiary of Airbus.
Satair has been in charge of services and support for the A220 operators since July 2020. This collaboration with Airbus Canada allows us to become part of a global network. This allows, at the same time, to improve satisfaction when ordering. Canada has been named the headquarters of the Airbus Group’s A220 program, based in Mirabel, Quebec. As commercial air traffic gradually recovers, the air market is also expanding. By providing a reliable model, a benchmark in the medium-haul aircraft market, Airbus continues its global growth. At the end of July 2020, the A220’s backlog contained 642 firm orders for A220 aircraft. This is a revealing result of the expectations of airlines, who want to choose more environmentally friendly models. The A220 is therefore making a prominent place in the global air market.
Imminent take-off towards technical progress, towards a greener model
Airbus’ ambitions for the development of more environmentally friendly aircraft are not new. The group has been beginning the desire to develop an ultra-green aircraft for a few years now. Thus, the air market could well see the first hydrogen aircraft from 2035. This model, which is still under study, would make it easier to use kerosene, and thus to be more environmentally friendly. A revolution, which would upset the air market. In the meantime, models are able to consume less, but also to be less noisy. This improves the comfort of the inhabitants near the airports, but also respects the wildlife. These are all points that matter to Airbus, always looking for innovation and progress. A solution that follows the evolution of mobility on an international scale.
The air market is evolving with technological and technical advances. The planes are more autonomous, more equipped, allow to accommodate more people like the A380 … They offer more comfort for passengers, and allow for more frequent connections. This is also due to the introduction of aircraft that fly longer. The possibility for planes to stop in HUB, such as Paris, for example. Thus, direct connections allow passengers departing from airports such as Bordeaux to reach their destination faster. A comfortable advantage, especially given the health situation…