Air France unveils its new long-haul travel cabins available on board Airbus A330

Air France unveils its new long-haul travel cabins exclusively available on board its Airbus A330s. The company offers a new travel experience in its Business (36 seats), Premium Economy (21 seats) and Economy (167 seats) cabins. 15 aircraft will be completely redesigned by 2020 thanks to a global investment of 140 million euros. The first […]

First Airbus A330-800 Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Dedicated flight-test aircraft to perform flight-physics tests for the A330-800 variant; The newest, most efficient longest-range entry-level widebody; Development on track for A330-800 certification in 2019. The first A330-800 development aircraft to fly, MSN1888, has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 2:35pm local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted four hours and four […]

DAE to close an aircraft sale valued at $900 million

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) announced on May 30, 2018 that its leasing division DAE Capital has recently signed three agreements to sell 16 aircraft with a total market value of approximately $900 million. The aircraft covered by these agreements include Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, A330, and A350 family aircraft, have an average age of […]

AirAsia X and Safran Landing Systems inked MRO deal

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail (centre left) and Safran Landing Systems Singapore Managing Director Shang Cheow Beng (centre right) announced the signing of a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service contract for 24 Airbus A330 aircraft on 4th May. Also present were management team from both Safran and AirAsia X. The contract covers complete overhaul […]

TAP Portugal to be first operator of A330neo

TAP Portugal is to be the first carrier to operate the re-engined Airbus A330neo, taking delivery of the type towards the end of 2017. The identity of the launch operator has been disclosed by the airframer during a briefing at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. TAP has 14 of the A330-900neo twinjets on order. […]