Airbus announced on Monday an order for 22 aircraft by Azorra Aviation, lessor based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The order includes 20 A220-300s and two ACJ TwoTwenty, a corporate variant of the jet. Azorra is a lessor focused on the regional, corporate and ‘crossover’ segment, defined by it as “aircraft represent new technology that improves range and capacity without compromising service to small airports.”
“The A220 is ideally suited for Azorra’s growing portfolio. We are excited to partner with Airbus on this popular, next generation aircraft. We look forward to offering its superior economics and environmental efficiency to our customers,” said John Evans, CEO of Azorra.
The US company manages more than 275 aircraft, owned and operated by third parties. Among the models it owns are Embraer regional jets such as the E195-E2, of which it acquired five aircraft from Porter Airlines in a sale leaseback transaction.
Bombardier’s A220 family, formerly the CSeries, ended 2021 with 668 firm orders from 25 customers, Airbus said. To date, there are 190 aircraft in service with 13 airlines.