Airbus has launched higher-gross-weight versions of the A330-300 and A330-200 in an effort to capture key long-range markets previously outside the aircraft’s range. Airbus Chief Commercial Officer-Customers John Leahy says he already is in discussions with two airlines and one leasing company about an order for the new version, which is offered as an option. Several airlines, among them Malaysia Airlines, have pushed Airbus to increase the aircraft’s range and payload capabilities. ...


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