The -800 made its first flight on 6 November 2018 and received EASA type certification on 13 February 2020; the first two -800s were delivered to Kuwait Airways on 29 October 2020. Its range would increase by 400 nautical miles (740 km) and although 95% of the parts would be common with the A330ceo, maintenance costs would be lower. [99], Between the 2004 launch of the Dreamliner and the A330neo launch in 2014, the market was split almost equally between both, with between 900 and 920 A330ceos sold against 950 to 1,000 787-8/9s. The aircraft, MSN1795, is a A330-900 and the first of three certification flight-test aircraft to fly. A330-900-Hifly-MSN1929-ferry-flight-take-off-to-chateauroux-for-painting-001 [103] Steve Creedy. [44], EASA granted the A330-941 type certificate on 26 September 2018, with ETOPS not yet approved. Airbus brought optimism to an overcast day in Toulouse, France, as the A330neo took flight […] seeking to best fit its current network to Asia and North America whilst allowing for future growth, possibly to Europe. [57] In April 2020, the production rate decreased from 3.5 to 2 per month due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation, and finished planes were stored while waiting for deferred deliveries. On October 30th, Corsair’s A330neo took its maiden flight out of Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse, France. [84], In July 2018 a new memorandum of understanding from Uganda National Airlines Company for two -800s revived interest in the shorter variant. FAQs Forum MIAMI – As Airbus delivered its final A330-300 yesterday, the carrier now looks into the future with its new a330neo weight variant as it takes to the skies on its first flight. [46][47] [42] Save the date! [93][94], Amazon.com and United Parcel Service pushed for a freighter version, stretching the A330-900 to carry more cargo over a shorter range, but retired 767s and A330s provide a lot of conversion potential. [39], The second test aircraft made its maiden flight on 4 December, to be used to validate aerodynamic & engine performance and airline operations. [78] [97] An A330-900 is worth $115 million in 2018, while a new B787-9 valuation is $145 million, up from $135 million in 2014, but it may have been sold for $110–15 million to prevent A330neo sales. [14] As Airbus gradually increases output of the new A350, prolonging the production run of the A330 could help to maintain profitability. [48] [76], The A330-800 retains the fuselage length of the A330-200, but can seat six more passengers (for a total of 252) with an optimised cabin featuring 18-inch-wide economy seats. The Airbus A330neo took to the air in Toulouse for the first time on November 19. 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The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 hrs local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The first "real", fare-paying, passengers that will be able to enjoy the improvements of the A330neo are going to be TAP's, as the Portuguese airline is going to be the launch customer for the type. MSN1819 was to validate the Airspace cabin interior fitting with artificial passengers for ventilation analysis and cabin environment measurements. [72] MSN1813 was to test natural icing conditions, assess hot and high conditions in the United Arab Emirates and La Paz, and fly 150h of route-proving; it has rakes and pressure sensors in the engine flows to compare actual thrust with ground bench measurements. After a low pass at Toulouse, the flight landed at 12:14 UTC (14:14 local). MSN 1795) departed Toulouse–Blagnac Airport at 09:57 local time (07:57 GMT), commanded by Captains Thierry Bourges, and Thomas Wilhelm, Experimental Test Pilots, and Alain Pourchet, Test-Flight Engineer. [34] Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO and President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft said: “Today’s first flight of the A330neo marks yet another milestone along the Airbus journey of continuous innovation.” He added: … The first flight used a -900 and next year they will add the first -800. Airbus expects the FAA type certification with 180 min ETOPS by the end of 2018 and 330 min ETOPS in the first half of 2019. [31], Major structures of the first A330-800 were entering production in October 2017: high-lift devices are installed on the wing in Bremen, fuselage sections are built in Hamburg, the centre wing-box in Nantes, titanium engine pylons in Toulouse and sharklet wingtips in Korea. [22], Boeing Vice Chairman and Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner dismissed the A330neo as a 2004 revamp which cannot match the 787's direct operating costs, being 20,000 lb (9.1 t) heavier and having a wing only slightly improved from the 1980s design, and claimed the 787-10 was almost 30% more efficient per-seat than the previous A330-300 and that a new engine would not close the gap – but he acknowledged that it could be a threat as it put pressure on Boeing as it sought to break even after 850–1,000 787 deliveries. [81] The engines were shipped to Airbus in June. 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[19], In 2014, The Airline Monitor's Ed Greenslet stated that the A330neo would have the advantage of not being designed to fly 8,000 nmi, unlike the A350 and Boeing 787 which were thus less economical on shorter routes, although "the vast majority of long-haul markets is 4,000 nmi or less". Hawaiian denied that the order for the A330-800 had been cancelled, but did not dismiss a new deal with Boeing. [16], Its development costs were expected to have an impact of around −0.7% on Airbus's return on sales target from 2015 to 2017,[17] an estimated $2 billion (£1.18 billion). 19% of A330 operators are already 787 customers though some A330 operators have been dual sourcing from both Boeing and Airbus. By. The business class cabin will have 28 seats and the main cabin will have 260 seats. Twitter. [89], Airbus could limit its MTOW to 200 t (440,000 lb) and derate its engines to 68,000 lbf (300,000 N) to optimise for the shorter routes to be targeted by the Boeing NMA, with the A321XLR tackling the lower end of the same niche. Development cost would be lower than for a new program as much of the engineering has already been done for the A330-200F, and more volume would be more appealing to express carriers. TAP Air Portugal is set to receive the first A330neo in mid-2018. We look forward to a successful flight test campaign and entry into service of the A330neo in 2018.” Airbus has developed a fast-paced development programme from launch to first A330neo delivery. [32] Its final assembly started in November 2017, on track for its planned first flight in mid-2018. Aviation newsletter, Copyright © 2020 Flightradar24 AB | Privacy | Terms, The six-member crew for the A330neo's maiden flight included (from left to right): Flight Test Pilot Engineer Alain Pourchet; Flight Test Engineer Jean-Philippe Cottet; Flight Test Engineer Gert Wunderlich; Experimental Test Pilot Thomas Wilhelm; Flight Test Engineer Emiliano Requena Esteban; and Experimental Test Pilot Thierry Bourges The inaugural flight of the jet is the first of a test stage that should last about 300 hours of flight. [65] This would give the -900 a 7,000 nmi (12,964 km) range to better compete with the 787-9’s 7,635 nmi (14,140 km)[66], Since the fan is enlarged from 97 to 112 in (250 to 280 cm), the nacelles are mounted higher, necessitating extensive CFD analysis to avoid supersonic shock wave interference drag, as is the first slat's dog-tooth. SHARE. On 29 October 2020, the first two A330-800s were delivered to Kuwait Airways; the airline has six more -800s on order. [85] A firm order from Kuwait Airways for eight A330-800s followed in October 2018;[86] it was subsequently confirmed that Kuwait Airways would be the launch customer for the -800, with certification expected in mid-2019 and first deliveries in the first half of 2020. [12] In the 250-300-seat market, CIT Group believes an A330neo enables profitability on shorter ranges where the longer-range A350 and Boeing 787 aren't optimized. Press enquiries, Data services It exclusively uses the larger Rolls-Royce Trent 7000. [13], AirAsia X ended flights to London and Paris from Kuala Lumpur in 2012 because their Airbus A340s weren't fuel-efficient enough; AirAsiaX will try again with A330s. [54][55] [80] Under the wing, the A330neo is powered by the new Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engine, which includes a new composite nacelle and titanium pylon. About Flightradar24 [36], The A330-900 first flight on 19 October 2017 was a debut of the 1,400 hours flight test campaign involving three prototypes plus the first production aircraft: 1,100 flight hours for the A330-900 and 300 flight hours for the A330-800, targeting mid-2018 EASA and FAA Type Certification. [64] Initially based on the largest 242t MTOW A330, Airbus is studying an improvement to 245 t (540,000 lb) MTOW for the A330neo, which would match the figure originally given for the Airbus A350-800 before it was sidelined in favor of the A330neo. Its two versions are based on the A330-200 and -300: the -800 has a range of 8,150 nmi (15,090 km) with 257 passengers while the -900 covers 7,200 nmi (13,330 km) with 287 passengers. 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Stay tuned for more! [60] The A330neo wing also includes new sharklets similar to those on the A350. The A330-900 is the longer-fuselage A330neo version, seating 260-300 passengers in a typical three-class cabin configuration. AIRLINE SAFETY RATINGS Special Access! As the Boeing 747 chapter ends in the United States, Airbus have a successful first flight of their new long haul airliner, the A330neo (new engine option), in Toulouse, France. [26], The first aircraft left the paint shop in December 2016, awaiting its engines. [105] He also believed that an "A330neo would enjoy a monopoly in its segment instantly", with the Boeing 767 "essentially out of production", the Boeing 757 not replaced while the A321neo and the 737-9 are smaller and had less range, and that launching the A330neo would probably kill the smallest A350-800. This first aircraft, MSN1795, was scheduled to perform 600 h and was to be joined the following month by the second, MSN1813, which will fly 500 h, before the third, MSN1819, the first customer aircraft for TAP Portugal with a complete cabin. APEX Insight: The A330neo, which will fly exclusively with the Airspace by Airbus cabin interior, took flight for the first time today in Toulouse, France, and APEX Media was on-site. Back to all videos. [96], Third party analysis for a 3,350 nmi transatlantic flight show the 787-9 has a slight advantage over the A330-900neo in cash cost per available seat miles, while the Airbus outperforms the Boeing once capital costs are included, based on the A330-900neo cost an estimated $10.6m less. Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corp., said, "We don't believe it is rational for us to take the A350-800 and the A330neo [...] I don't see the A350-800 surviving if they do the A330neo". The A330neo has an enlarged wing, now with a 64m wingspan, an increase of nearly 4 meters from the A330ceo. A330neo first flight. The smaller -800 will undergo an additional 300 hours of flight tests to achieve its European EASA and US FAA Type Certification during 2019. Contacts Us App integration Before the introduction of the Boeing NMA, expected no earlier than 2027, the 95 A330 operators offer opportunities, and long-haul low-cost carriers could be interested in high density nine-abreast layouts for 386 seats over 6,000–6,500 nmi (11,100–12,000 km) at the 251 t (553,000 lb) MTOW, 500 nmi (930 km) more than a similarly loaded 787-8 and with up to 30 more seats. [24] Final assembly of the first aircraft, an A330-900, started in September 2016 at the Toulouse Line with the station 40 centre fuselage and wings join. [28] [79], Demand for the -800 is limited by low fuel prices and the fact that the -200s it might replace after 2020 are still young (nine years on average). The Boeing 767-300/400s that the -800 might replace are 15 years older, and while Boeing considered relaunching production of the 767-300ER, mainly as an interim for American and United airlines, this was complicated by a 30-year-old design including obsolete cabin amenities. Aircraft unblocking, Glossary [4] As Emirates cancelled 70 orders for the A350, Airbus said it continued to work on re-engining the smaller A330. The first aircraft will be delivered to TAP Portugal, with other commitments from Delta Airlines, AirAsia X, Hawaiian Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Arkia Israel, Iran Air, Aircalin and various aircraft lessors. [83] On Thursday 19 October 2017, the Airbus A330neo took off for the very first time. 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Facebook. Airbus commenced autopilot, autoland and high-speed performance testing, and was to move on to hot- and cold-weather tests, as well as noise and icing tests, over the following three months. The maiden flight opened up the A330neo Family flight-test program. A330neo First Flight. [8], Airbus sales chief John Leahy's argument was that the lower purchase price of an A330 even without new engines make the economics of buying an A330 competitive at midrange routes with that of the Boeing 787. The Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency, New Technology) engine is under development for the 787-10, but Rolls-Royce intends to offer a broad power range. [1] The 4h 15m flight reached 30,125 ft (9,182 m) and 502 kn (930 km/h). [33] The Airbus A330neo took to the air in Toulouse for the first time on November 19. The Airbus A330neo ("neo" for "New Engine Option") is a wide-body jet airliner developed by Airbus from the Airbus A330 (now A330ceo – "Current Engine Option"). [82] The aircraft, an Airbus A330-900neo wearing test registration F-WTTN, taxied out from the Airbus facilities at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport around 09:45 LT and took off from RWY 32L some ten minutes later as flight AIB01TN. And a two cabin configuration. In March 2018, Hawaiian confirmed the cancellation of its order for six A330-800s and ordered ten B787-9s instead. This will comprise 1,100 flight hours for the A330-900 campaign – to achieve its EASA and FAA Type Certification around the middle of 2018. [27] Its first flight was delayed until September 2017 after the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000s were installed during the summer. They have close economics but the A330neo costs up to $30m less, according to another publication. It started the final certification step on 18 June: function and reliability tests or route proving, including ETOPS, diversion airport landing, and testing ground handling over 150 flight test hours, as the flight test programme reached 1,000 hours. [56], On the occasion of the 19 October 2017 first flight, an increase to 251 t (553,000 lb) MTOW by mid-2020 was announced, with a few changes to the landing gear and brakes, increasing its range by 700 or 1,000 nmi (1,300 or 1,900 km) compared to the current A330neo or A330ceo. As of 10 April 2018, the two test aircraft had logged over 200 flights and more than 700 hours, testing −27 °C cold weather, natural icing, crosswind landing, 37 °C and 8,000 ft (2,400 m) hot and high operations. JetPhotos Tweet on Twitter. [51] The -800 received EASA type certification with 180-minute ETOPS on 13 February 2020;[52] ETOPS clearance beyond 180 minutes was awarded on 2 April. [98] [18] Airbus said that it could pursue demand for 4,000 aircraft and that there was an open market for 2,600 jets not already addressed by backlogs with operators already using A330s. [2] The airline should receive 15 more A330neos in 2019 and fly the A330-900 from Lisbon to Chicago O'Hare and Washington Dulles from June 2019, both five times a week. First Airbus A330neo For Air Asia Takes First Flight. The #A330neo maiden flight is scheduled for Oct 19th pending several factors incl. [107], Compared to a 283-seat, 9-abreast 787-9, Airbus claims a 1% lower fuel burn for the -900: 3% higher due to the 4–5 t (8,800–11,000 lb) higher OEW, but 4% lower due to the 4 m (13 ft) wider wingspan, and 3% lower fuel burn per seat in a 287-seat, 8-abreast configuration, reaching 7% with a 303-seat, 9-abreast layout. The aircraft is the smallest version of the new A330neo series, which is expected to debut in the next few days with the recently certified A330-900. 1,100 flight hours have been allotted for the A330-900 campaign, while an additional 300 hours have been scheduled for the A330-800 campaign. weather. 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