In a major coup for Airbus and its newly acquired A220—formerly the Bombardier CSeries—a group of investors headed by David Neeleman has selected the aircraft over Embraer jets for a yet-to-be-named US startup airline. The group announced an MOU for 60 A220-300s at the Farnborough Air Show July 17. Neeleman, a former Southwest Airline executive who founded New York-based JetBlue Airways and then Azul Brazilian Airlines—said the A220-300’s superior range capability ...

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