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
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