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The new Airbus A220 stops over in Panama before going to the Air Show in Chile

The new Airbus A220 stops over in Panama before going to the Air Show in Chile

Panama City, April 1 (EFE). The Airbus A220, the European aviation giant’s newest aircraft, made a stop Friday in Panama before heading to its debut at the 22nd edition of the International Air and Space Show (FIDAE). ), in Santiago de Chile.

The Airbus president told Efe for Latin America that the plane parked in the cargo area of ​​Tocumen International Airport, which serves the Panamanian capital and is an important regional call center, is “from the Swiss (Airlines International)”. and the Caribbean Sea, the Spaniard Arturo Barrera.

“We asked him to show it around the region, because we’re going to FIDAE, which is the most important fair in Latin America,” he added.

Parreira explained that the plane left Switzerland and stopped in Montreal (Canada), Miami (USA), Mexico and now Panama, before heading to Santiago de Chile.

“Part of the marketing strategy is to educate customers across the region, and FIDAE is an important event to show,” he added.

According to Airbus, the A220 is making its “first in South America” ​​as it tours the region on a demonstration tour.

“In Latin America, we haven’t yet flew with this aircraft. Today we are number one in the region, with 56% of aircraft flying from Airbus, and we’ve had incredible success with our other single-aisle family,” he added. roadblock.

The A220 is the “only aircraft” designed for the 100- to 150-seat market and features “the latest aerodynamics, advanced materials and propeller engines,” according to information provided by Airbus.

It also reduces noise by 50% and up to 25% per seat fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to previous generation aircraft, and emits 50% less nitrogen oxides (NOx) than industry standards.

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FIDAE, in its 2022 edition, will be held between 5-10 April 2022, at Santiago International Airport, Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez.

(c) EFE . Agency