The Bombardier C Series aircraft will now live as Airbus A220. The European aircraft manufacturer announced the name change now that the acquisition of the Bombardier branch that makes the aircraft has been completed.
Airbus wants to sell at least a hundred of these aircraft this year.
Airbus took over last year the branch that makes the C Series from Bombardier. The passenger aircraft for one hundred to 150 passengers was a burden to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer due to the high development costs.
Airbus thinks the CS100 and the slightly larger CS300, now called A220-100 and A220-300, are more accessible to market thanks to its more extensive sales network.
The European aircraft manufacturer wants to get half of the market for this category of aircraft in the next twenty years. That market estimates Airbus on about three thousand planes.