The reengining concept proved enormously successful for Airbus with the A320neo, generating massive demand almost immediately because of the aircraft’s much lower fuel burn. This led to the idea that the A330 could benefit from a similar transformation, and operators, including Delta Air Lines, pushed the manufacturer to develop an A330neo. But the result is more than just a power transplant. The twinjet now has a dedicated wing for the first time, not compromised by the requirements ...

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