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Old 18th October 2023, 12:02 PM
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Based on the MSN's under test. QF's A220 should be rolled out to commence flight test in the near future.

Also the first QF A220 may be delivered by the end of November but not in service.

Does the A220 appear on any forward booking systems yet ?
I haven't come across it in the booking system or online timetable. I believe the in service date is 'early 2024' so you're no doubt correct re delivery late November or early December with famil/training and possibly a PR tour to follow.
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Old 18th October 2023, 12:08 PM
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The first A220-300 (MSN 55253) was scheduled to be delivered in November this year but is still in production and hasn't made an appearance out of the factory in Montreal. From roll out to delivery can take up to three months or longer, so it looks as though it will not be delivered until early 2024.
MSN is 55236, line number is 55253, it’s interesting how all the production lists have the msn as the line number

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Old 9th November 2023, 10:19 AM
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First Qantas A220 due for delivery within weeks

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...first-delivery
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Old 9th November 2023, 03:20 PM
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First Qantas A220 due for delivery within weeks

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...first-delivery
That is the same reused article that was written back in 2022, with just a new heading and a couple of extra words in there.
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Old 9th November 2023, 04:38 PM
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That is the same reused article that was written back in 2022, with just a new heading and a couple of extra words in there.
Yep, and letís not mention the issues facing most A220 operators with the engines
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Old 14th November 2023, 11:36 PM
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QantasLink first A220, VH-X4A will wear a new flyingart livery as shown below.
Artwork named Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...ing-art-livery
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Old 15th November 2023, 08:15 AM
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A very nice livery. The first time that I can recall that the tail has been in any other colour than red. The other special liveries have left most of the tail red with the white kangaroo.
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Old 15th November 2023, 09:16 AM
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"Green" is the story they will be pushing
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Old 15th November 2023, 09:38 AM
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From Scramble

Qantas unveils special livery for 1st A220

Qantas has decided to mark the moment of the introduction of the Airbus A220 with a special livery. Its first A220-300, currently registered C-FPGP (55253), is almost ready for delivery and will become VH-X4A. The green livery is designed by Balarinji and is part of the Flying Art-series of the Qantas that started with the "Wunala Dreaming" Boeing B747-400.

In total, Qantas has ordered 29 A220-300s which the airline will use to replace its thirteen Boeing B717s and eighteen Fokker 100s. They will be operated under the QantasLink-brand and operated by fully-owned subsidiary National Jet Systems. The A220 will feature 137 seats, ten business class and the rest economy seats.

QantasLink will use the type to connect smaller Australian cities with the large Qantas-bases at Melbourne and Sydney. The first commercial service will be between Melbourne and Canberra and is set to launch in January 2024.
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Old 15th November 2023, 09:59 AM
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From QF

FIRST QANTASLINK A220 ROLLS OUT OF PAINTSHOP AS FLEET RENEWAL RAMPS UP
Mirabel, Canada | Published on 15th November 2023 at 6:00


QantasLink’s first brand new Airbus A220 aircraft has rolled out of the paintshop at Airbus’ facility in Mirabel, Canada, marking a significant milestone in the Qantas Group’s fleet renewal program.

The aircraft, which is set to arrive in Australia before the end of the year, is the first of 29 A220s that will be delivered to the Group as part of its domestic fleet renewal program to replace and grow its narrowbody fleet.

The next-generation QantasLink A220s will gradually replace the Boeing 717s currently operating flights across Australia. With double the range of the 717, the A220 is expected to open up new domestic and short-haul international routes as more aircraft
enter the fleet.

This will be the twelfth new aircraft delivered to the Group in the past 12 months, including eight Airbus A321LR aircraft for Jetstar and three Boeing 787 Dreamliners for Qantas International. More deliveries of multiple aircraft types are expected in the next 12 months, including the first Airbus A321XLR for Qantas Domestic. All burn significantly less fuel, generate fewer emissions and are quieter than the older aircraft they replace.

Over the past six months, this first QantasLink A220 aircraft has come together at the Mirabel facility, with key components produced in other facilities around the world, including wings from the United Kingdom.

The aircraft spent two weeks in the paintshop where a striking Aboriginal paint scheme was applied, making this aircraft the sixth to join the national carrier’s longstanding Flying Art Series.
The Qantas Flying Art Series was launched in 1994 with the unveiling of the first Indigenous livery aircraft, a Boeing 747 jumbo jet named Wunala Dreaming. Leading Indigenous Australian design agency, Balarinji, has worked with Qantas to create the fuselage design for all of the Flying Art Series liveries, in collaboration with First Nations artists and their families.
The latest Flying Art Series livery features the artwork of senior Pitjantjatjara artist Maringka Baker and tells the Dreaming story of two sisters who traverse remote Australia together, covering vast distances to find their way home. The aircraft is named after the artwork Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa – The Two Sisters Creation Story.

Around 100 painters were involved in completing the livery, with the Airbus teams working with 130 stencils to replicate the detailed designs. It features over 20,000 dots and is the most complex livery Airbus has ever completed for this aircraft type.
Qantas Group CEO, Vanessa Hudson, said the QantasLink A220s would be a game changer for domestic and regional travel.

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/me...ewal-ramps-up/

The a/c is named after the artist(s) Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa and is painted in QF red on the nose
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