Airbus A330-900neo
Engineering & Leasing

A330neo gets ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS certification

The Airbus A330-900neo has been granted ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) clearing the way for operators of the type to use it on long haul routings. ETOPS (Extended Twin Engine Operations) is a set of rules initially introduced by International Civil Aviation Organisation [read more]

Airbus A220 (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Civil Aviation

Airbus delivers record year despite hold ups

European airframer Airbus has delivered more aircraft in 2018 than ever before despite problems with engines causing delays to deliveries on its A320neo family. The Toulouse based company delivered 800 aircraft to 93 different customers in 2018, an 11% increase on the previous year. Despite delays in deliveries of engines [read more]

A330-800neo rolls out of the paintshop
Engineering & Leasing

A330-800neo to fly tomorrow

As reported last week, The Airbus A330-800, the shorter variant of new A330neo’s, is to take its first flight this week on Tuesday the 6th November. Weather permitting the A330-800 will take off from Toulouse around 09:30hrs on Tuesday morning for a flight expected to last a few hours. The [read more]

A330-900-TAP (Image: G.Housse/Airbus)
Engineering & Leasing

A330neo begins route proving world tour

Airbus’ latest widebody aircraft the A330neo has begun a world tour designed to prove the aircraft’s viability on typical routes it will fly. The A330-900neo F-WWKM, which is in the colours of launch customer TAP Air Portugal, will visit 15 cities across the globe flying over 150 hours as it [read more]

A330-900-TAP (Image: G.Housse/Airbus)
Civil Aviation

A330neo does flypast at Airbus wing factory

Airbus flew the first A330neo up to North Wales today for a flypast at the Airbus UK wing factory. The A330neo F-WWKM flew past the Broughton site, which is located at Hawarden Airport, just after 12:30 this afternoon. The aircraft is in the colours of launch customer TAP Air Portugal. [read more]

Airbus A330-900neo F-WTTN (Image: Angelo Harmsworth)
Cardiff Airport News

A330-900neo touches down in Wales for tests

Airbus’ latest variant of the popular A330 family, the A330-900neo, has touched down at Cardiff Airport, Wales ahead of fuel tests tomorrow. The A330-900neo or new engine option is improved version of Airbus’ popular twin-engined wide-bodied jet. It is powered exclusively by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The wings are made [read more]

A330neo
Engineering & Leasing

A330neo takes to the skies for its maiden flight

The Airbus A330neo has taken to the skies for its maiden flight from Toulouse, France. Departing from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on Thursday 19th October, No. 1 A330neo was put through its paces during a four hour and 13-minute flight to evaluate the basic handling and operation of the aircraft. Airbus employees [read more]