Airbus A220 Visits Port Moresby
Airbus’s latest aircraft the new Airbus A220 passenger aircraft visited Port Moresby yesterday on its world tour demonstrating the capabilities of the new craft as its set its paces across the eastern skies over the Southern hemisphere.
Politicians that included Prime Minister James Marape, airline industry executives, and members of the press were taken on a tour of the aircraft’s leading edge capabilities.
Air Niugini managing director Alan Milne commented on the airplane’s performance of the A220-300 version that graced the Jackson Airport runway, saying its presentation falls into the category of planes earmarked in its fleet replacement plans.
“We have been very honoured and privileged that Airbus are bringing in their A220-300 into Port Moresby,” he said.
“It is on a bit of a world tour at the moment to demonstrate its capability of that aircraft. “Now that aeroplane falls squarely into the requirements that we need under Air Niugini to replace the Fokker Jet fleet. So we have had the Embraer E2 aircraft earlier a couple of months ago (July) earlier in the year and this is the competitor A220.”
Mr Milne was most impressed with the cost economy of the aircraft with a 30 per cent reduction in the current Fokker costs. “This is the latest technology in both engine and airframe manufacturing; the engines are a form of jet engine that I have never seen before. “They are the leading edge of technology.
The aircraft and engine technology combination can save Air Niugini up to 30 per cent of what we can pay with our Fokker operation at the moment.
Continue reading at https://postcourier.com.pg/airbus-a220-visits-port-moresby/ | Post Courier