GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel, Tourism and Hotels

 
  Share
  • Three dedicated flight-test aircraft to perform all flight testing for both the A330-800 and A330-900 variants;
  • Development on track for A330-900 entry into service in the middle of 2018.
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  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 aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.
 
The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Experimental Test Pilots Thierry BOURGES, Thomas WILHELM and Test-Flight Engineer Alain POURCHET. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems and performance in real-time at the flight-test-engineer's (FTE) station are Jean-Philippe COTTET, Emiliano REQUENA ESTEBAN and Gert WUNDERLICH.
 
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: “My congratulations and thanks go to all the teams who have contributed to make today's flight happen, and to our customers for choosing this very efficient and capable aircraft to give them market advantage. 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. 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. An additional 300 flight hours is also allocated for the A330-800's own certification flight-test campaign – which will commence in due course. These respective campaigns will be performed in an ‘airline like' environment, ensuring maximum aircraft maturity and reliability at entry into service (EIS) with A330-900 launch operator TAP Portugal. This phase will also define the mature aircraft documentation to be available for airline operators at EIS.
 
Overall, the full flight-test campaigns for both models will be performed by two A330-900s and one A330-800 respectively. To complement these dedicated flight-test aircraft, the first production A330-900 aircraft will also be tasked to validate the full Airspace cabin. 
 
Launched in July 2014, the A330neo is the latest generation in Airbus' market-leading A330 product line, comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900. Both of these widebody aircraft incorporate new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, nacelle, titanium pylon, new wings and an Airspace by Airbus Cabin. The most visible new features of the A330neo are the new wing span extensions to 64m total (up from the CEO's 60.3m span) and the specially developed curved wingtip Sharklets – which draw on A350 XWB technology. Less visible, but equally important is the implementation of enhanced 3D-optimised aerodynamic refinements along the overall wing profile. Meanwhile, the Trent 7000s deliver double-digit fuel burn improvements and the quietest operation thanks to latest technology components, materials, new ‘zero-splice' inlet and composite nacelle, ‘fully-faired' pylon and also the larger (112-inch diameter) slower-rotating front fan with a bypass ratio of 10:1 – compared with the typical 5:1 ratio of previous-generation turbofans.
 
Both the A330-800 and the A330-900 will accommodate up to 10 more passengers than their respective predecessors, thanks to their new Airspace interiors which introduce various cabin enablers to free-up more usable cabin space – thus ensuring that each passenger can enjoy a significantly better actual comfort level and in-flight experience versus that offered by any competing aircraft in its market sector. The larger A330-900 will accommodate up to 287 seats in a typical three-class layout, while the A330-800 typically will seat 257 passengers in three classes.
 
To date 12 customers have placed orders for a total of 212 A330neos. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8192 times
Posted on : Thursday, October 19, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Etihad Airways Partners with Alibaba's Tmall and Alitrip to Launch Five Specially Branded Aircraft f...
Next Story : Dubai Airports signs agreement with Union Insurance Company
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design
Safilo Group Reveals Its Spring/ Summer 2018 Collection
Bridal Glow is Skin Deep: Tips for every bride-to-be in 2018
Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows with Filorga
Redefining the Skin Clinic Experience. #allnewkaya opens in Muscat City Centre!
Mealtop, Introducing a Whole New Dessert Experience
Catch Some Zzz's in the IKEA Nap Truck
Kate Spade New York Spring 2018 Collection
NEZO launches new identity to guide consumers in selecting the best salt for the...
South African artisans of fine leather products look to make big impression at L...
Dual Investments Brand LE66 to Relocate from City Walk to New Dubai Location in 2018
Global Expansion in sight for ICONS© Coffee Couture
Raymond Weil's Freelancer Ladies
Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02
Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an...
Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Event on ‘Graduating Work Ready Youth' Unvei...
15,000 participate in the Dubai Cares' annual Walk for Education 2018 in support...
DAMAC Properties deliveries surpass 20,000 unit milestone as it reports net prof...
Al Qattara Investments reveals expansion plans for Al Ain
Dealing with Diabetes: What German Medical Center's doctors say about the incura...
Indian FMCG Conglomerate Hamdard Laboratories brings “The Drink of India” - Rooh...
Jaguar Land Rover Awarded as Company of the Year
Galderma's “Leave Your Mark” Mobile Clinic heightens awareness of skin diseases ...
Dubai Culture Launches ‘My Environment My Responsibility' Initiative in Hatta
Name of New High-sided Vehicle to Be Rolls-royce Cullinan
Middle East Fuji LLC exhibits the Gold medalist of Japanese branded “Kobe Beef” ...
Pink Caravan Ride Launches Mobile Mammography Clinic to Offer Specialised On-the...
The Allure of Mars: Making humans an inter-planetary species
Preparing the perfect table setting with Bits & Pieces
Keys Ready to Make Her Mark at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
WGS 2018: Teaching altruism, empathy, self-control will drive success, say educa...
Finnair and the Finnish Paralympic Committee agree to a partnership agreement
Arianna Huffington calls for a Third Women's Revolution to redesign a world focu...
WGS 2018: DEWA Is Shaping the Future of Utilities with an Innovative and Holisti...
Dubai Festival City marks successful first ever Nike+ Run Club edition
The Future of Food: What's on your dining table in 2118
Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence
Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google
Feast and famine: Bridging the gap between food abundance and malnutrition
His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi Chairs First Meeting of UAE Council for Clima...
Tommy Hilfiger celebrates the essence of ‘Classic American Cool'
WGS 2018: Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former P...
WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist
Etihad Aviation Group Launches Humanitarian Aid Mission for Rohingya Refugees
Classically elegant and stylish, the titanium mechanical NJ0090-13P makes a defi...
WGS 2018: World Trade Organization relevant even as global trade alliances give ...
Sharjah Police Workshop Emphasises Innovation Benefits for All
Get Your Weekend Entertainment Fix at Boxpark
Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?
‘First Aid Training' for Mental Health at The LightHouse Arabia