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Old 21st October 2017, 11:00 AM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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Default Airbus A330neo completes first test flight

Airbus A330neo completes first test flight

Airbus says it is aiming to achieve certification of its re-engined A330neo widebody by the middle of 2018 after the A330-900 successfully completed its first test flight.

The first of three test aircraft, MSN1795, an A330-900 with registration F-WTTN, took off from Airbus headquarters at Toulouse on Thursday morning (local time), landing some four hours and 13 minutes later.

Airbus Commercial Aircraft president Fabrice Brégier said in a statement: “Today’s first flight of the A330neo marks yet another milestone along the Airbus journey of continuous innovation.”

“We look forward to a successful flight test campaign and entry into service of the A330neo in 2018.”

Airbus said the flight test fleet would comprise two A330-900 and one A330-800 aircraft.

The company said the campaign to achieve certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency and US Federal Aviation Administration by the middle of 2018 would comprise 1,100 flight hours for the A330-900, which is being certified first, and 300 flight hours for the A330-800.

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Old 21st October 2017, 11:21 AM
Richard H. Richard H. is offline
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The big engines are starting to give it a bit of a T7 vibe.
I'm waiting to see what the 338 looks like. Short fuse, big donks... Should look pretty bonkers!
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