STLC as leasing company had ordered 6 A220-300 for Red Wings, but Red Wings had cancelled the contract this year. The two first have been already in production and have been completed (without outfitting) as white birds. Both have now gone to outfitting. According news, these have been sold to a customer, which prefers to stay unknown. (so to an UFO). 55056 will be delivered in few weeks, latest than we shall know it (just waiting of the first picture of the painted tail fin). https://www.wingsoverquebec.com/?p=8776
55056 and 55057
The Russian leasing company STLC had leased six A220-300s to fellow Redwing. Then on March 21, we learned that Redwing had terminated its lease contract with STLC. Delivery of the first two aircraft with serial number 55056 and 55057 was scheduled for May. Airbus has stored the two aircraft outside until the first of August. Last Thursday, Airbus performed engine run up on the serial number 55056. Then the aircraft made its first flight on August 4. Airbus has confirmed us that this aircraft is sold to a customer and that it will be delivered in the coming weeks. (coming weeks means in 2 to 10 weeks). However, the client wants to remain discreet for the moment. On August 5, Airbus also pulled in serial number 55057 to complete its interior.
What I am now asking myself; STLC is the Russia state lessor, do they have leased the two birds or really sold them? And what is with the other 4 birds, ordered by STLC for Red Wings. The first parts shall be already in production.