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Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:25 pm

Jetblue's first A220-300 rolled out of the factory at BFM today with a new tail design called Hops.

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https://twitter.com/PhilipStewartNY/sta ... 20/photo/2
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:34 pm

That's one gorgeous looking aircraft. B6 is by far my favorite US airline. Hopefully thanks to this plane they can enter new markets especially in the Midwest.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:37 pm

Great tail design. The 220 looks good in jetBlue colors.
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:42 pm

What a tail!

A220 is definitely one of the most comfortable rides you can be on. Can't wait for this to be deployed system wide
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:56 pm

Looks fantastic! I notice that it's registered C-GPJH...what's the reason for the Canadian reg on a U.S.-built jet?
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:57 pm

here's the other angle they released: Image
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:00 pm

I wish this website allows us to like posts.

I really like the new tail design, and love the blue engine cowl leading edges. I’ve never seen that before.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:01 pm

gunsontheroof wrote:
Looks fantastic! I notice that it's registered C-GPJH...what's the reason for the Canadian reg on a U.S.-built jet?


I believe it's because the CSeries is manufactured by Airbus Canada Limited Partnership, which Airbus has a majority stake in but the government of Quebec has a 25% stake in it as well.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:02 pm

TheLunchbox wrote:
here's the other angle they released: Image


The yellow on the leading edge on the wings is slick. Really like it
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:06 pm

gdavis003 wrote:
TheLunchbox wrote:
here's the other angle they released: Image


The yellow on the leading edge on the wings is slick. Really like it
dbo861 wrote:
I wish this website allows us to like posts.

I really like the new tail design, and love the blue engine cowl leading edges. I’ve never seen that before.



I believe the yellow and blue on the engines and leading edge of the wings is just a protective covering and they aren’t actually painted.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:08 pm

FARmd90 wrote:
gdavis003 wrote:
TheLunchbox wrote:
here's the other angle they released: Image


The yellow on the leading edge on the wings is slick. Really like it
dbo861 wrote:
I wish this website allows us to like posts.

I really like the new tail design, and love the blue engine cowl leading edges. I’ve never seen that before.



I believe the yellow and blue on the engines and leading edge of the wings is just a protective covering and they aren’t actually painted.


That would make sense. Still I think this is the best looking A220 I’ve seen so far.

I also just noticed they incorporated the tail design on the winglets. Do they do this on other aircraft?
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:09 pm

Blerg wrote:
That's one gorgeous looking aircraft. B6 is by far my favorite US airline. Hopefully thanks to this plane they can enter new markets especially in the Midwest.

I like the new tail!

I see growth with the A220. At first E190 markets ready to grow, but for markets not to A320 costs per flight.

I would expect Florida to be an early growth center. I'm biased, I hope for LAX to Florida direct flights. :biggrin:

I believe the A220 will be JetBlue's primary growth tool. It brings range and economics not available before at that cost per flight.

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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:13 pm

How do you tell the difference between a 220 and 320? They look similar.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:13 pm

Biased but hope to see B6 enter BHM with the A220. Could fit in quite well by adding direct flights to BOS, JFK/EWR, and maybe FLL and/or LAX as well eventually.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:14 pm

dbo861 wrote:
FARmd90 wrote:
gdavis003 wrote:

The yellow on the leading edge on the wings is slick. Really like it
dbo861 wrote:
I wish this website allows us to like posts.

I really like the new tail design, and love the blue engine cowl leading edges. I’ve never seen that before.



I believe the yellow and blue on the engines and leading edge of the wings is just a protective covering and they aren’t actually painted.


That would make sense. Still I think this is the best looking A220 I’ve seen so far.

I also just noticed they incorporated the tail design on the winglets. Do they do this on other aircraft?


No they don’t and I really wish they would add some decals on the inside of the winglets that match the tail to the plane! I think the only other plane that will have them is the LR
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:15 pm

dbo861 wrote:
FARmd90 wrote:
gdavis003 wrote:

The yellow on the leading edge on the wings is slick. Really like it
dbo861 wrote:
I wish this website allows us to like posts.

I really like the new tail design, and love the blue engine cowl leading edges. I’ve never seen that before.



I believe the yellow and blue on the engines and leading edge of the wings is just a protective covering and they aren’t actually painted.


That would make sense. Still I think this is the best looking A220 I’ve seen so far.

I also just noticed they incorporated the tail design on the winglets. Do they do this on other aircraft?


I think the LR is the first one I’ve seen with it. https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/09/22/jet ... ew-routes/ And on both, it’s only the inboard part of the winglet that has the tailfin pattern.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:15 pm

Ziyulu wrote:
How do you tell the difference between a 220 and 320? They look similar.


Its in the nose!
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:38 pm

gunsontheroof wrote:
Looks fantastic! I notice that it's registered C-GPJH...what's the reason for the Canadian reg on a U.S.-built jet?


Same reason Mobile built A320's roll out with F- Regs.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:38 pm

Ziyulu wrote:
How do you tell the difference between a 220 and 320? They look similar.


Beyond the similarities all twin jets have, they look nothing alike

Cockpit glazing, tail cone shape/design, and winglets are probably the easiest points to focus on.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:39 pm

gunsontheroof wrote:
Looks fantastic! I notice that it's registered C-GPJH...what's the reason for the Canadian reg on a U.S.-built jet?


Built in the US but the regulatory authority for it is Transport Canada, thus the Canadian registration.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:52 pm

Ziyulu wrote:
How do you tell the difference between a 220 and 320? They look similar.


It's all in the details, shape of the nose, shape of the flight deck windows, shape of the cabin windows, shape of the doors, once you see the details it's dead easy to tell them apart. Plus once you get them on the ramp side by side, they look NOTHING alike (except for the 2 engines, 2 wings and a tail thing)
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:54 pm

lightsaber wrote:
Blerg wrote:
That's one gorgeous looking aircraft. B6 is by far my favorite US airline. Hopefully thanks to this plane they can enter new markets especially in the Midwest.

I like the new tail!

I see growth with the A220. At first E190 markets ready to grow, but for markets not to A320 costs per flight.

I would expect Florida to be an early growth center. I'm biased, I hope for LAX to Florida direct flights. :biggrin:

I believe the A220 will be JetBlue's primary growth tool. It brings range and economics not available before at that cost per flight.

Lightsaber


Not just LAX to Florida. I think this will be the best aircraft they can use on those high frequency business markets like LAX-SFO/SEA/SMF or SFO-SAN/SEA where they are competing against a mixture of 737s, A319s and RJ. They'd have such a huge cost advantage over 737-700 and A319s that they can go out with lower fares and 70% LF and still get similar margins. And again RJs, they'd get 70 additional seats for just a little higher cost. If they intend to grow their west coast presence, this is the best aircraft for it.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:03 pm

Pontius wrote:
gunsontheroof wrote:
Looks fantastic! I notice that it's registered C-GPJH...what's the reason for the Canadian reg on a U.S.-built jet?


Same reason Mobile built A320's roll out with F- Regs.


Exactly. Its for flight testing. Once the airline accepts the aircraft, the temporary flight test registration decals are removed and the appropriate N number is visible.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:09 pm

TheLunchbox wrote:
here's the other angle they released: Image


I love that blue engine.
Especially with the blue metallic ring when it often left as silver.
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:10 pm

burnsie28 wrote:
gunsontheroof wrote:
Looks fantastic! I notice that it's registered C-GPJH...what's the reason for the Canadian reg on a U.S.-built jet?


Built in the US but the regulatory authority for it is Transport Canada, thus the Canadian registration.


Figured it came down to something like that, but I can't recall seeing anything like that. Thanks to all who weighed in, appreciate it!
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:11 pm

Antaras wrote:
TheLunchbox wrote:
here's the other angle they released: Image


I love that blue engine.
Especially with the blue metallic ring when it often left as silver.


It's just a protective coating. It gets removed prior to first flight.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:24 pm

A very nice looking aircraft I suspect these will also see some deployment to the Caribbean.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:26 pm

Sleek looking plane! Aside from the A350, I think the A220 is one of those planes that looks good in any color scheme
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:27 pm

Is the tail design supposed to be representative of the US flag in anyway, on the count that the plane was manufactured in the US?
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:29 pm

Anyone know what the seat pitch will be?
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:36 pm

It really is a gorgeous airplane. While I expect JB to use their A321s with Mint on the hub-to-hub routes like JFK-LAX, I'd like to see JB really leverage the A220 economics and range capability and use them to airports surrounding the hubs like BUR/SNA/ONT in the LA area. Due to various constraints, it was never possible to directly link a business-focused area like HPN to the West Coast with the A320 or E190, but it could be possible with the A220. No doubt JB's route planners are excited about the possibilities with the A220!
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:00 pm

FARmd90 wrote:
dbo861 wrote:
FARmd90 wrote:


I believe the yellow and blue on the engines and leading edge of the wings is just a protective covering and they aren’t actually painted.


That would make sense. Still I think this is the best looking A220 I’ve seen so far.

I also just noticed they incorporated the tail design on the winglets. Do they do this on other aircraft?


No they don’t and I really wish they would add some decals on the inside of the winglets that match the tail to the plane! I think the only other plane that will have them is the LR


The inside is painted similar as the tail. You can see it in one of the photos Airbus posted on Facebook.

Edit: you can see it in the second photo posted.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:06 pm

Tail reminds me of ProAir...

http://www.visitingphx.com/rp5proair.jpg
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:08 pm

Lavdumper wrote:
It really is a gorgeous airplane. While I expect JB to use their A321s with Mint on the hub-to-hub routes like JFK-LAX, I'd like to see JB really leverage the A220 economics and range capability and use them to airports surrounding the hubs like BUR/SNA/ONT in the LA area. Due to various constraints, it was never possible to directly link a business-focused area like HPN to the West Coast with the A320 or E190, but it could be possible with the A220. No doubt JB's route planners are excited about the possibilities with the A220!


Sadly, B6 recently suspended both BUR and ONT (as well as SJC and BWI) through April. I suppose the A220 could help save these stations, in addition to making SNA-East Coast possible for the first time nonstop with a viable payload. I also wonder about the possibility of places like MRY, SBA, SBP and STS from JFK too.
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:21 pm

Memo to Gemini Jets.... we need one of these in 1/200 please :)
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:43 pm

What will be the final reg?
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:57 pm

USAirALB wrote:
Is the tail design supposed to be representative of the US flag in anyway, on the count that the plane was manufactured in the US?


I know of no airline's tail design as having any relevance to where a particular aircraft happens to be manufactured......why would it in fact?
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:11 pm

PHLspecial wrote:
What a tail!

A220 is definitely one of the most comfortable rides you can be on. Can't wait for this to be deployed system wide


Isn't the comfort mostly dependent on the seats and not what plane they reside in? Ok so noise is a factor but the cheap general public doesn't care about that like fanboy Avgeeks.
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:13 pm

Pontius wrote:
gunsontheroof wrote:
Looks fantastic! I notice that it's registered C-GPJH...what's the reason for the Canadian reg on a U.S.-built jet?


Same reason Mobile built A320's roll out with F- Regs.


Wow, what an informative response. Please explain more, hotshot.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:17 pm

f18raider wrote:
What will be the final reg?


Will definitely follow the N1234J registration convention they rolled out on the 321NEO. They have a bunch of N3XXXJ registrations reserved, so my guess would be those, leaving the remaining N2XXXJ registrations for the 321NEO.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:21 pm

delete due to already discussed
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:21 pm

Heres to me praying that B6 starts LGA-CMH on the A220 so I can stop flying on the jungle-jets.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:49 pm

[list=][/list]
USAirALB wrote:
Is the tail design supposed to be representative of the US flag in anyway, on the count that the plane was manufactured in the US?

The name for the tail design is called "Hops". Not entirely sure but I'd imagine it's called that because this aircraft would allow them to begin "hops" across the Atlantic to Europe?
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:51 pm

You guys are reading way too much into the tail design.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:54 pm

fraspotter wrote:
[list=][/list]
USAirALB wrote:
Is the tail design supposed to be representative of the US flag in anyway, on the count that the plane was manufactured in the US?

The name for the tail design is called "Hops". Not entirely sure but I'd imagine it's called that because this aircraft would allow them to begin "hops" across the Atlantic to Europe?


As per Jetblue... “Hops” Its playful design echoes the trail of a ball bouncing—or, in a version we’re really feeling—the route of a JetBlue plane hopping from one BlueCity to another. Whether our Customers are taking a short- or a longer-haul trip, this fun pattern really speaks to the spirit of travel.

Get it........ a short or a long HOP...

Since the A220 can do short flights and the long transcons
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:55 pm

Engine and wing leading edges are heated and therefore unpainted.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:12 pm

I still expect most of the early A220s to end up in BOS. But with all these long thin transcon added out of LAX, it's possible that LAX will be getting an A220 base also.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:31 pm

426Shadow wrote:
PHLspecial wrote:
What a tail!

A220 is definitely one of the most comfortable rides you can be on. Can't wait for this to be deployed system wide


Isn't the comfort mostly dependent on the seats and not what plane they reside in? Ok so noise is a factor but the cheap general public doesn't care about that like fanboy Avgeeks.

To a point, but the 2x3 seating is very nice. Good when traveling with someone else, no middle seat worries.

JetBlue has been rolling out the new tails this last year, that’s gotta be 4? Will make a nice change to the lineup rather than everything being Barcode, Blueberries, and Prism. I always enjoy the rare sight of Bubbles.
 
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Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:41 pm

In time for de-icing season...
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Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:49 pm

Is first class 2-2?

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