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July 18, 2024
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Airbus Canada is almost ready to introduce a new way of pre-assembling fuselage sections at its Mirabel plant. The different pre-FAL method brings more efficiency to the final assembly line of the A220 and prepares Airbus for higher production rates of its smallest aircraft model. But what’s different? Airbus Canada almost ready for new A220 pre-FAL line.

When Airbus in 2018 bought a 75-percent stake in the Bombardier CSeries (25 percent is owned by the government of Quebec) and renamed it the A220, it saw huge potential for the 100-150 seater. There was nothing wrong with the aircraft, but potential customers hadn’t been sure if Bombardier would be able to support the program long-term.

 


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.