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A330neo

Airbus A330neo Takes to the Air

The first of three A330neo Family aircraft to fly, F-WTTN (c/n 1795), completed its maiden flight on October 19. The successful flight, which lasted 4hrs 13mins, will deliver a much-needed boost for a programme that has slipped several months owing

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Airbus A330neo Prepares for First Flight

The A330neo programme is set for another major landmark after Airbus tentatively announced the type’s first flight will take place in Toulouse on October 19.   The maiden sortie of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered example, F-WTTN (c/n 1795) – one of

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Aircalin Firms Airbus Order

Noumea-based Aircalin has firmed up its order for two Airbus A320neos and two A330-900s. The New Caledonia carrier has opted for the Pratt & Whitney powerplant for its A320neos which will be configured with 168 seats and deployed on regional

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A330neos for Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius has agreed long-term leases for two Airbus A330-900neos with Air Lease Corporation.  The two aircraft will join the carrier in September and October 2018, replacing two A340-300Es whose leases expires in November and December 2018.  Air Mauritius will

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A330neo Takes Shape

Final assembly of the first Airbus A330neo has begun at the manufacturer’s facility in Toulouse, France.  The wings of the jet, an A330-900, have been mated to the centre fuselage at the station 40 position of the assembly line. “We

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Korean Air Delivers A330neo Sharklets

Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) has delivered the first set of Sharklets for the Airbus A330neo.  The shipset, which was handed over to the European manufacturer at an event in Busan on September 13, marks the conclusion of a nearly

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Garuda Goes neo

Garuda Indonesia has placed a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos. The deal, signed in London on April 19 in the presence of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and British Prime Minister David Cameron, replaces and extends an existing order for

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