Anatomy Of The Airbus A330neo
Following the success of the A320neo program, airline demand for a reengined A330 led Airbus to launch the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered A330neo in July 2014. The first of two variants, the 7,200-nm-range A330-900, flew in October 2017 and was certified in September 2018 following a 1,400-hr. flight-test program. The first aircraft was delivered to TAP Air Portugal in November 2018. Certification of the shorter-fuselage, 8,150-nm-range A330-800 is expected by mid-2019, with deliveries planned to begin in the first half of 2020.