Taken together, these contribute to an improved fuel burn and increased range of 400 nm compared to the A330ceo. About Flightradar24 [41], The first TAP Air Portugal aircraft made its first flight on 15 May 2018; it joined the two previous test aircraft to check the cabin systems: air conditioning, crew rest, etc. The A330neo wing also includes new sharklets similar to those on the A350. 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. SHARE. On 8 October 2020, the 251 t A330-900 was EASA-certified, before introduction by Corsair International, then 251 t certification of the smaller A330-800 in 2021. Airbus (@Airbus). 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[16] The -900 should travel 6550 nmi (12,130 km) with 287 passengers (440 max). [75] Here are some pictures of the A330neo first flight. [30] The aircraft complete with engines showed at Toulouse in September before its first flight. 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. MSN1819 was to validate the Airspace cabin interior fitting with artificial passengers for ventilation analysis and cabin environment measurements. With a six-person test crew aboard, Airbus’ A330neo completes its four-hour maiden flight from Toulouse, France on 19 October 2017. FAQs [98] 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. This gave the -900 a range of 7,200 nmi (13,300 km) and 8,150 nmi (15,090 km) for the -800. MSN1795 was to undertake simulated icing tests and cold-weather tests in Canada, noise assessment, autoland testing and high angle-of-attack, minimum-unstick checks during rotation with a tail bumper. [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. [101] A global team designing, manufacturing and supporting the world's leading aircraft... with passengers at heart and airlines in mind. Airbus hopes to wrap up flight testing of the -900 by the middle of 2018. [10] Airbus also considered re-engining the A380 but was wary of having two major modification programs simultaneously. 7338. The wing twist and belly fairings are tweaked to approach the lowest drag elliptical span-wise pressure distribution changed by the larger sharklets, like the flap track fairings shape to lower form drag. TAP made its first commercial flight on 15 December from Lisbon to São Paulo. The A330neo has an enlarged wing, now with a 64m wingspan, an increase of nearly 4 meters from the A330ceo. [82] The first aircraft, configured with 226 seats including 23 in business class, was to be delivered to Kuwait Airways in March 2020; the airline postponed delivery until the third quarter of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [95] Blog  >  Special Event  >  The Airbus A330neo Makes Its First Flight. Stay tuned for more! The -900 made its maiden flight on 19 October 2017 and received its EASA type certificate on 26 September 2018; it was first delivered to TAP Air Portugal on 26 November 2018 and had its maiden commercial flight on 15 December. [53], Leased from Avolon, the first A330-900 was delivered to TAP Air Portugal on 26 November 2018, featuring 298 seats: 34 full-flat business, 96 economy plus and 168 economy seats, and to be deployed from Portugal to the Americas and Africa. After the A320neo launch in December 2010 and its commercial success, Air Asia's boss Tony Fernandes said he would like Airbus to re-engine the A330. [77], After the first flight of the -900 on 19 October 2017, Hawaiian Airlines (then the only customer for the -800) considered changing its order for six -800s, 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. On Thursday 19 October 2017, the Airbus A330neo took off for the very first time. 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. After this delay, TAP Air Portugal was expected to receive the first A330neo at the end of the first half of 2018, or even in the third quarter. The first flight is part of the planned 1,100 hours testing of the -900, the larger version of the A330neo. 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 [6] A new version with modern engines comparable to those developed for the Boeing 787 was called for by operators of the original A330 series. [57] The A330neo takes flight for the first time in Toulouse (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr) Although the aircraft has a 95 percent airframe commonality with the A330ceo, the most noticeable difference from its predecessor will be a new wing, including the addition of A350 styled winglets contributing to the reduction in fuel burn. 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". [34] [42] [100] EASA.A.004 for Airbus A330, revision 47", "A330-900 secures ETOPS with engine-life restrictions", "Type certificate data sheet No. In February 2018, Hawaiian was thought to be cancelling its order for six A330-800s, replacing them with Boeing 787-9s priced at less than $100–115m, close to their production cost of $80–90m, while Boeing Capital released Hawaiian from three 767-300ER leases well in advance. Airbus believes there is potential for the A330neo in the growing long-haul, low-cost carrier sector. 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. [105] [92] Uganda Airlines received their first A330-800neo on 21 December 2020, with the second unit expected in January 2021. [81] Demand for the -800 demand fell to 3%, whereas the -200 commanded 40% of the ceo deliveries: its range advantage has eroded with the increased capabilities of the -900, and although it offers lower fuel per trip, fuel per seat is higher. [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". First Airbus A330neo For Air Asia Takes First Flight. The Airbus A330neo took to the air in Toulouse for the first time on November 19. Even though the -800 is thought to be a model that does not have a great future, Airbus is confident the market will come around. [15], On 14 July 2014 at the Farnborough Airshow, Airbus launched the A330neo programme, to be powered by the new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000. [28] Between 2014 and the neo first flight in October 2017, the A330/A330neo had 440 orders (excluding freighters) compared to 272 for the 787-8/9 (excluding the -10), or since the 787 launch, 1211 A330ceo/neos compared to 1106 787-8/9s. It exclusively uses the larger Rolls-Royce Trent 7000. [48] 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. [33] [83] Leeham News, on the one hand considered the A330-800 does not really cover the upper end of New Midsize Airplane studied by Boeing for some years, on the other hand stated that the A330-800 provides Airbus a cost-effective entry to the upper end of the middle of the market. [73], Further reconfiguration of cabin facilities enables the –900 to seat up to 460 passengers in an all-economy layout. [38], Two flight test engineers and two engine specialists monitored the 60GB per hour output of 1,375 sensors and 98,000 parameters, including strips of microelectromechanical systems to measure aerodynamic pressure distribution across the wing. [4] Airbus stated that lower capital cost would make the A330neo the most cost-efficient medium-range wide-body aircraft in the market. [46][47] The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France after successfully completing its first flight.The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. [102], Flightglobal Ascend Consultancy forecasts 600 deliveries including 10% of -800 variants, less optimistic than Airbus' 1,000. 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. [69], The A330neo will use the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine, which is an electronic controlled bleed air variant of the Trent 1000 used on the Boeing 787-10. Cabin optimisation allows ten additional seats on the A330-900 (310 passengers) with 18-inch-wide economy 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. Aerodynamic modifications would include a re-twisted wing and optimised slats. On 8 April 2019, Uganda National Airlines Company firmed up its order for two -800s. [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. [11], In March 2014, Delta Air Lines expressed an interest in the A330neo to replace its aging, 20+-year-old Boeing 767-300ER jets. A330neo first flight. At entry into service in 2018, sales were disappointing and A330 production was to be cut to 50 in 2019 down from 67 in 2017: while it is the widebody with the largest operator base with 1,390 deliveries since 1993, the fleet is still very young with only 46 aircraft retired. Twitter. Airbus hoped to sell 1,000 A330neo aircraft. [25] In December 2016, the program schedule slipped by six weeks due to marginal engine development at Rolls-Royce, and launch customer TAP Air Portugal projected its first A330neo would be delivered in March 2018. [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). As the variants share 99% commonality, developing the smaller -800 has a negligible extra cost. The A330neo first flight departed slightly early on Thursday morning in Toulouse. After negative feedback from airlines and lessors, the A350 XWB became a new design in 2006. [34], A330 production was cut to 50 deliveries in 2019, with more than half of them re-engined A330neos. By. After the A320neo launch in December 2010 and its commercial success, Air Asia's boss Tony Fernandes said he would like Airbus to re-engine the A330. [90], The A330-800 received EASA type certification on 13 February 2020. Air Asia’s A330-900neo’s will carry 286 passengers in a two class layout. Test flights of the 251 t A330-900 started from 28 February 2020. [18] They will deliver a thrust of 68,000 to 72,000 pounds-force (300 to 320 kN). According to Flightradar24, the new aircraft’s maiden flight took off from Toulouse and spent approximately 5 … By the end of January 2018, the first logged almost 200h in 58 flights while the second had accumulated nearly 120h in 30 flights. 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It will have a 112 in (284 cm) diameter fan and a 10:1 bypass ratio. In March 2018, Hawaiian confirmed the cancellation of its order for six A330-800s and ordered ten B787-9s instead. [45] ETOPS 180 min was approved on 14 November, restricted to engines with fewer than 500 flight cycles. Photo: Airbus 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. [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. Both engine makers were reportedly interested in winning an exclusive deal should a re-engined A330 be offered. Furthermore, fuel consumption per seat is improved by 2% due to the rearranged cabin (Space-Flex and Smart-Lav) with increased seating, offering a 14% fuel burn reduction per seat for the new −900neo compared to the previous 235-tonne −300 version. [58] At the Boeing 787 launch in 2004, Airbus' initial response was an improved A330. 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. [39], The second test aircraft made its maiden flight on 4 December, to be used to validate aerodynamic & engine performance and airline operations. A330neo first flight. [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. seeking to best fit its current network to Asia and North America whilst allowing for future growth, possibly to Europe. By late March 2019, it was halfway through the 300 hours flight-test programme, having completed 44 flights in 149 hours. A330neo first flight. 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. [84], In July 2018 a new memorandum of understanding from Uganda National Airlines Company for two -800s revived interest in the shorter variant. Under the wing, the A330neo is powered by the new Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engine, which includes a new composite nacelle and titanium pylon. On October 30th, Corsair’s A330neo took its maiden flight out of Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse, France. [80], Production of the -800 beyond the prototype was in doubt, as Hawaiian was choosing between the Airbus A350-900 and the Boeing 787-8/9. Departing from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France, the no. App integration [67], On the -800 at FL400, cruise fuel flow at Mach 0.82 and low weight is 4.7 to 5.2 t (10,000 to 11,000 lb) per hour at a higher weight and Mach 0.83. Airbus brought optimism to an overcast day in Toulouse, France, as the A330neo took flight […] Contacts Us 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. [14] As Airbus gradually increases output of the new A350, prolonging the production run of the A330 could help to maintain profitability. 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: … [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). Careers [43] The A330neo flight test campaign will make use of 3 aircraft, two A330-900s and one A330-800. A330neo first flight track. [27] Its first flight was delayed until September 2017 after the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000s were installed during the summer. 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. [62] The newer 242-tonne −300 is already 2% more efficient. The aircraft, MSN1795, is a A330-900 and the first of three certification flight-test aircraft to fly, powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. [37] It should establish certain maximum operating points and achieve an initial handling qualities assessment including at high angle of attack. After a low pass at Toulouse, the flight landed at 12:14 UTC (14:14 local). 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. Airbus believed A330 operators would start fleet renewal beginning in 2020. TAP Air Portugal is set to receive the first A330neo in mid-2018. Hawaiian denied that the order for the A330-800 had been cancelled, but did not dismiss a new deal with Boeing. They have close economics but the A330neo costs up to $30m less, according to another publication. The business class cabin will have 28 seats and the main cabin will have 260 seats. Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia believes that the A330neo should dominate the lower range and lower capacity end of the twin aisle market because the 787-8 has the high operating economics and unit price associated with its 8,000-nm range. [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. [97] October 21, 2017 Share on Facebook. Beyond-180min ETOPS was approved by the EASA by 24 January 2019. 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. 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[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. [72], Delta expects a 20 percent reduction in operating cost per seat over the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft it replaces. The Airbus A330neo took to the air in Toulouse for the first time on November 19. [74] This exceeds the existing 440-seat maximum exit limit allowed by the type certificate, and requires a modification of the Type-A exit doors to meet emergency exit requirements. It would improve the fuel burn per seat by 14%. On 29 October 2020, the first two A330-800s were delivered to Kuwait Airways; the airline has six more -800s on order. 19% of A330 operators are already 787 customers though some A330 operators have been dual sourcing from both Boeing and Airbus. The engines were shipped to Airbus in June. [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. Facebook. Stay tune Airbus facebook to get latest update. 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Back to all videos. 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. The aircraft is scheduled to enter service in the second half of 2018 with launch customer TAP Air Portugal. [33] [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. The first flight aircraft will eventually go to TAP. This A330-900 destined for Corsair is the first of five. tweet; Previous article Airbus A330neo takes off in turbulent times. The French carrier will eventually be taking delivery of five A330-900s, and the maiden flight of its first means delivery could be just around the corner. [35] [87] The #A330neo maiden flight is scheduled for Oct 19th pending several factors incl. The 251 t MTOW was confirmed by Airbus in November 2017. [78] On its first flight, the A330neo (reg F-WTTN) spent 4 hours 15 minutes in skies above France, spending about 90 minutes at 10,000 feet, before climbing to 20,000 feet, and finally 30,000 feet. [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. 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