Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways has received the 1,000th A330 for revenue service, marking the first time an Airbus widebody has reached this milestone. The A330, which is also the first of any twin-aisle aircraft to be produced at the rate of 10 per month, is in the midst of a long-running sales surge thanks in part to delays for the competing Boeing 787. Despite the development of the A350—the planned successor to the A330—Airbus holds a healthy backlog of more than 250 ...


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