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Another boost for cargo customers as Virgin Atlantic secures cleanest, youngest fleet yet with introduction of Airbus A330neo

* Virgin Atlantic becomes the first UK airline to order the A330-900neo, strengthening partnership with Airbus and Rolls Royce * By 2024, the fuel efficiency of Virgin Atlantic’s fleet will have improved by 32 per cent and the average aircraft age will halve to just 5.3 years * Fleet transformation positions Virgin Atlantic for sustainable […]

Virgin Atlantic selects A330neo for its fleet renewal and expansion

Virgin Atlantic has selected 14 A330-900s to replace its A330ceos from 2021, with options to further expand its fleet of highly efficient wide-body aircraft. The firm order for eight aircraft and six additional on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), was signed at the Paris Air Show by Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO and Guillaume […]

Uganda Airlines firms up orders for two Airbus A330neo aircraft

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner.  It was announced last year that Uganda Airlines would be revived following the original airline being liquidated in 2001. The Uganda National Airlines Company chief executive, Ephraim Bagenda revealed […]

Avolon places order for 100 A330neos with Airbus

Avolon has announced an order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft in a deal valued at US$11.5 billion at current list prices. The international aircraft leasing company has signed an order for 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. The planes are scheduled for delivery from 2023 onwards. Dómhnal Slattery, Avolon chief executive, commented: “Our order for […]

Airbus delivers first A330-900 to launch operator TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first new generation widebody A330neo and, as the launch airline, will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in class comfort. The Portuguese carrier will take delivery of a further 20 […]

Kuwait Airways becomes newest customer of the A330neo

Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, has signed a Purchase Agreement (PA) for eight A330-800 aircraft. The agreement was signed by Yousef Al-Jassim, Kuwait Airways Chairman and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. Yousef Al-Jassim, Chairman Kuwait Airways said: “The A330-800 will seamlessly fit into our […]

Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The Type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trevor Woods, and handed over by EASA’s Head of Large Aeroplanes Certification, Ludovic Aron, to Airbus’ Head of Engineering for Commercial Aircraft, Jean-Brice […]

IndiGo plans to order up to 50 A330s in a deal worth $13 billion

IndiGo, India’s largest airline by passenger numbers and fleet size, plans to order as many as 50 A330 wide-body jets in a deal that would be worth $13 billion. The purchase would pave way for the carrier’s expansion into low-cost long-haul flights. IndiGo’s plans have not yet been made public, but according to unnamed sources […]