Airbus renames C Series aircraft developed by Bombardier as the A220

Airbus is renaming the C Series aircraft developed by Bombardier as the A220.

The name change comes after Airbus officially took a majority stake in the C Series program earlier this month.

What was the CS100 will be known as the A220-100, while the larger CS300 will be the A220-300.

The change was announced at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France.

Under the deal between Airbus and Bombardier, the aircraft partnership's head office and main assembly line will be located in Mirabel, Que.

Airbus also expects to start producing the aircraft for the U.S. market at a new plant in Mobile, Ala., in 2019 with deliveries coming a year later.