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The Airbus A220 was previously known as the Bombardier C Series and is a family of narrow body, medium range, twin engined jet airliners.
Although the aircraft is built and was designed by Bombardier of Canada it is marketed by Airbus. In September 1998 Bombardier started a study into a BRJ-X or Bombardier Regional Jet eXpansion a larger regional jet than those already built by Bombardier.
The project was launched at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2004 and full design started on 15th March 2005. There were to be two variants, the C110 and the larger C130. After a convoluted development the first flight was on 16th September 2013.
During flight testing the aircraft suffered from engine issues which delayed entry into service with Swiss International Air Lines until 15th July 2016.
On 8th June 2018 it was confirmed that Airbus would take a majority stake in the C Series program and it would be renamed the A220, with the CS110 being called the A220-100 and the CS130 being named the A220-300.