Airbus Flight Hour maintenance Services supporting A220 operations for six months


Toulouse, 27th of October 2020

Airbus’ Flight Hour components maintenance Services (FHS-C) has been supporting A220 customers’ operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. FHS-C, which was extended to the A220 programme in April 2020, provides fully integrated component services including spares’ pool access, on-site stock at the main base and components repair. The Airbus service also provides a large stock of A220 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). The first A220 customers to take advantage of the service include SWISS and airBaltic, with more airlines expected to follow in the near future.

With this recent extension of FHS-C to the A220, operators of all Airbus aircraft types can now benefit from Airbus’ FHS worldwide set-up and engineering expertise and its FHS supplier network, in addition to Airbus’ extensive knowledge gathered through worldwide in service feedback.

The A220 programme headquarters is located in Mirabel, Canada together with main customer services functions, such as engineering expertise and a 24/7/365 Customer Response Center. The A220 was designed with maintenance and customer’s needs in mind. Its maintenance philosophy is based on the principle of reliability and better maintainability, integrating customer services teams from the initial design of the aircraft in order to make sure that future maintenance tasks would be kept as easy as possible. 

The A220 has been continuously operated during the COVID-19 crisis (since the beginning of July this year, close to 100% of the A220 fleet has been flying) – thus proving its resilience and versatility.

Benefitting from the latest technologies, the A220 is also the quietest, cleanest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category. As of the end of September 2020, the A220’s order book comprises 639 A220 aircraft. To date, 123 A220s have been delivered to seven operators which fly on routes in Asia, America, Europe and Africa.