Airbus holds SE Asia blitz for green jets

A220 brings a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions when compared with previous-generation aircraft of a similar size

Photograph courtesy of Airbus Airbus’ latest generation A220 started on 23 May a demonstration tour of Southeast Asia.

Airbus has launched a demonstration tour in Southeast Asia for its latest generation A220.

The aircraft arrived at the Langkawi International Airshow taking place in Malaysia, where it will be on static display for the first day of the show and will also undertake a demonstration flight for industry guests and members of the media.

The A220 is the most modern airliner in its size category, carrying between 100 to 160 passengers on flights of up to 3,450 nautical miles or 6,400 kilometers.

This would enable direct non-stop services between any two points in Malaysia and regional services to destinations afield such as Darwin and Perth in Australia, the Middle East, Tokyo and Seoul.

 

Reduced carbon emission

The A220 brings a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions when compared with previous-generation aircraft of a similar size. This makes an immediate contribution to industry goals to reduce the impact of aviation on the environment.

As with all Airbus aircraft, the A220 is already able to operate with up to 50 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus aims for all its aircraft to be capable of operating with 100 percent SAF by 2030.

The aircraft, which will be on display at LIMA 2023, is leased by Airbus from airBaltic. It features a comfortable layout with 148 seats in a single-class passenger cabin. Prior to flying to Langkawi the aircraft made a stop in Kuching in Sarawak, where it was refuelled with a 10 percent blend of SAF, supplied by Neste.

Following the stop in Langkawi, the aircraft will continue on its tour to visit Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok and Koh Samui.


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