We can expect the Mobil FAL for the A220 to go on line in the middle of next year, reaching 2 frames per month at the end of that year. 2021 we could see 24 frames coming out of Mobil, ramping to about 48 frames a year in 2024/5.
Mirabel should also ramp up, Airbus is talking about streamlining the production there.
It will not only be the FALs, but also the supply line has to ramp up.
wow, that ramp is super slow. no wonder bbd couldn't get it to work.
This is the ramp for Mobile. Mirabel should go to 10/month.
Mobile will quickly ramp to 4 per month, about 50 per year.
Mirabel needs a redo. As Mobile produces, Mirabel will be re-engineered for 10/month.
I believe production, dispatch reliability, PIP funding, and in service performance (range, fuel economy, passenger acceptance, field performance) is ready for orders of the A220:
1. IAG (rumored 26) vs. E2
2. Spirit (I have read qty 25 to 125) vs. NEO/MAX
3. AF/KLM vs. NEO, MAX, E2
4. Small airline with attention deficit disorder looking at 16 aircraft models for a mere quantity of 5.
5. Korean Air, quantity unknown.
I could hope for a few other airlines, but for now only the voices in my head see potential orders. Although I hear from Pratt contacts about options negotiations. For all I know, KE will take that route (do they have options open?). So I could be double reporting.
Winter is coming.