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Airbus A330-900 Receives Type Certification from EASA

The A330-900 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and features a new 3D-optimised wing and new sharklets made with lighter composite materials.

TAP Portugal Airbus A330-900 reg: F-WWKM. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

"The A330neo embodies Airbus’ spirit of innovation. This new generation aircraft with unparalleled efficiency and flexibility from short to long haul routes has tremendous market potential,” said Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft. “We look forward to delivering the first aircraft equipped with the beautiful new Airspace cabin to our launch customer TAP Air Portugal in the coming weeks.”

In agreement with TAP Air Portugal, its first built aircraft served as a demonstrator for route proving around the world visiting more than 12 countries.

Together with the two A330-900 flight test aircraft, the certification flight test campaign was successfully completed in around 1,400 flight test hours in under a year since the first flight on 19th October 2017.

The A330neo family comprises the A330-900 and its smaller sibling, the A330-800, which will make its first flight in the coming weeks.

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