Condor Selects A330neo For Long-Haul Fleet Revamp

By Guy Ferneyhough Jul 29, 2021
The German leisure airline expects the first A330neo to join its fleet in the fall of 2022 and the replacement of its entire widebody to be completed by mid-2024.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Technik, Airbus Offer Temporary Cargo Cabin For A330s

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 30, 2021
In a depressed air transport market where passenger transit is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024 and belly hold capacity remains limited, Lufthansa Technik and Airbus have presented a new offer to Airbus A330 operators. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus, Malaysia Airlines Sign Five-Year Flight Hour Services Extension 

By Chen Chuanren Apr 08, 2021
Airbus and Malaysia Airlines have signed an agreement to extend an existing Flight Hour Services Components (FHS-C) contract for another five years. 
Maintenance & Training

Corsair Takes First Airbus A330neo With Higher MTOW

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 01, 2021
The aircraft is the first A330neo produced by Airbus to feature an increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 251 tonnes.
Airlines & Lessors

Uganda Airlines Confirms A330neo Long-Haul Strategy

By David Casey Mar 04, 2021
Uganda Airlines has outlined plans to begin long-haul flying and identified an inaugural network of four routes. 
Airlines & Lessors

Edelweiss Air Evaluates Long-Haul Fleet Reduction

By Kurt Hofmann Feb 23, 2021
SWISS International Air Lines’ (SWISS) sister carrier Edelweiss Air may phase out its Airbus A330-300 fleet and keep its aging A340-300 in operation. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Airbus’ Complicated A330neo Conundrum

By Jens Flottau Feb 17, 2021
The A330neo has not enjoyed nearly the market success of its predecessor.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Turkmenistan Airlines Switches To Airbus For Converted Freighter Order

By Kurt Hofmann Jan 22, 2021
Turkmenistan Airlines has placed an order for two A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft, shopping with Airbus for the first time. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

South Korea’s T’Way Aims For Longer International Routes With A330s

By Adrian Schofield Jan 06, 2021
South Korean LCC T’Way Air has confirmed plans to add Airbus A330s to its fleet late in 2022, allowing it to extend its network reach.
Airlines & Lessors

CDB Aviation Plans Conservative Freighter Strategy

By Sean Broderick Dec 23, 2020
CDB Aviation’s foray into freighter conversions with partner EFW is not likely to grow beyond the Airbus A330 platform, but CEO Pat Hannigan is leaving the door cracked. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Uganda Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First A330neo

By Kurt Hofmann Dec 22, 2020
Uganda Airlines has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered Airbus A330-800neo. 
Air Transport

CDB Aviation Converting A330s To Freighters To Meet Demand

By Chen Chuanren Nov 24, 2020
CDB Aviation, the Dublin-based arm of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, will convert a pair of Airbus A330-300 into freighters to meet expected future demand.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ACMI Operator Hi Fly To End A380 Operations

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 03, 2020
Portuguese wet-lease specialist Hi Fly has announced it is phasing out it’s single Airbus A380 at the end of the lease term later this year.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EASA Approves New Airbus A330 MTOW Variant

By Alan Dron Oct 12, 2020
The new variant takes the Airbus A330-900's maximum take-off weight (MTOW) to 251 tonnes, a nine-tonne increase on the previous 242-tonne figure.
Aircraft & Propulsion

AirAsia X To Defer A330neo Deliveries After Lossmaking 2019

By Chen Chuanren Feb 28, 2020
The fallout from COVID-19 coronavirus is set to complicate the long-haul LCC's financial situation after losses widened in fiscal 2019.
Airlines & Lessors

Iran Air Voluntarily Suspends Three Airbus Aircraft From EU Airspace

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 19, 2020
Iran Air has voluntarily suspended two Airbus A330s and one A321 from EU airspace, EASA confirmed Feb. 19, following media reports that the European aviation safety body had banned the aircraft because they were lacking necessary updates.
Air Transport

Airbus Cuts A330 Production, Maintains A350 Rate

By Thierry Dubois Feb 14, 2020
Airbus plans to cut the A330 production rate and stabilize the A350, in an acknowledgement of weak demand for widebody aircraft.
Air Transport