Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

New Airbus A330-800 rolls-out of paintshop

Posted 5 February 2018 · Add Comment

The newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has rolled out of the paintshop, on track for its first flight mid-2018.

The A330-800 is the new generation 250 seater from Airbus’ leading twin aisle family. With its 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) as base variant, the A330-800 can operate routes of up to 7,500nm and with the recently launched 251-tonne MTOW variant the aircraft can operate ultra-long-range routes of up to 8,150nm. The A330-800 will leverage the A330-200 proven versatility, popularity and reasons for success offering new generation economics.

Building on the success of the A330-200 with over 600 aircraft in operation, the A330-800 brings new generation economics and comfort in addition to unprecedented range to the 250-seater aircraft market. Together with the larger 300-seater A330-900 they share 99% commonality, having the same airframe, engines and cross crew training. This gives operators great flexibility to use either aircraft in their fleet according to network needs in size and range. Both of these widebody aircraft incorporate new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, zero-splice nacelle, titanium pylon, new wings and new Airspace by Airbus Cabin. The most visible new features of the A330neo wings are the specially developed curved wingtip Sharklets – which draw on A350 XWB technology, extending the wingspan to 64m, providing state of the art aerodynamic characteristics.

Airlines will benefit from 25% less fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation competitors, reduced maintenance costs and the A330’s market-leading 99.5% operational reliability. Passengers will enjoy the award-winning all new Airspace cabin inspired by the A350 XWB. On top of latest generation In-flight entertainment and connectivity, passengers can look forward to a new welcoming entrance area, spacious overhead bins, mood lighting and exceptionally quiet flights.

With over 1,700 orders, the A330 is the most popular wide-body aircraft ever, having flown nearly 1,000,000 annual flights. Today, close to 1,400 aircraft have been delivered to 118 customers worldwide on a wide range of routes, from domestic and regional flights to long range intercontinental services. Offering the lowest operating costs in its category, and thanks to continuous investments in latest innovations, the new generation A330neo will be the most profitable and best performing aircraft in its size category.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Will CFMI deal change MRO landscape?

CFM International has agreed, under pressure from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), to open up the market for third-party parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) on its best-selling engines. Chuck Grieve

Emirates Skywards opens new one-stop centre at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has celebrated the opening of its new Emirates Skywards Centre in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has certified the increase in take-off/landing altitude of Ansat helicopter to 3,500 m.

Qatar Airways celebrates new route to Gothenburg

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ new direct service to Gothenburg, Sweden, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, has hosted a press conference in Gothenburg.

Stelia Aerospace develops new bespoke Business Class seat for Turkish Airlines

Stelia Aerospace has been selected by Turkish Airlines to supply its bespoke Business class seats to be fitted on the newly ordered 25 B787-9 and 25 A350-900 aircraft. Deliveries will begin in Summer 2019.

Etihad Airways chooses APG as its general representative in Mexico

Etihad Airways has choosen APG as its general sales agent (GSA) in Mexico.

ACCA19_SK0201080919
See us at
SaudiAirshowBT0711140319MECAS_BT171218130219Aviation Africa BT0607280219AIME19BTA3005120219ACCA19_BT2141218280219