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Airbus announced Tuesday that the first A220 destined for EgyptAir was finally wearing the carrier’s colors.

In a tweet, the manufacturer said its paint shop in Mirabel, Quebec, had finished working on the plane, which is now being prepared for its first flight.

EgyptAir's first Airbus A220-300 rolls out of the paint shop. Photo courtesy of Airbus.
EgyptAir’s first Airbus A220-300 rolls out of the paint shop. Photo courtesy of Airbus.

In December 2017, Egypt’s flag carrier ordered 12 A220-300s — then known as the Bombardier CS300 — with options for 12 more. The A220-300, the larger of the two A220 variants, can carry up to 160 passengers, depending on how it’s configured. With a 3,850-mile range, the plane can comfortably reach destinations across Europe and much of Africa from Egyptian airports.

Featured image courtesy of Airbus.

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