A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal completes maiden flight
May 16, 2018: The first A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal - MSN1819 - completed its 4:32 hours maiden flight recently. The aircraft now joins the fleet of two A330-900 test aircraft already performing flight tests since October 2017.
MSN1819 is the first aircraft fitted with the Airspace cabin by Airbus. It is equipped with light Flight Test Instrumentation during its test phase to check cabin systems such as air conditioning, crew rest etc.
With over 1,700 orders, the A330 is a popular wide-body aircraft, performing nearly 1,000,000 flights every year. Today, more than 1,400 aircraft have been delivered to almost 120 customers worldwide on a wide range of routes, from domestic and regional flights to long range intercontinental services.
Offering the lowest operating costs in its category, and due to continuous investments in latest innovations, the new generation A330neo is a profitable and best performing aircraft in its size category. The A330neo first delivery is planned in summer 2018.