First Flight of the A330neo

Departing from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France, the no. 1 A330neo was put through its paces during a four hour and 13 minute airborne evaluation.

Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO and President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft said: “Today’s first flight of the A330neo marks yet another milestone along the Airbus journey of continuous innovation.” He added: “My congratulations and thanks go to all the teams who have contributed to make today’s flight happen, and to our customers for choosing this very efficient and capable aircraft to give them market advantage. We look forward to a successful flight test campaign and entry into service of the A330neo in 2018.”

Performing the maiden flight today was an A330-900 and It will be joined by the smaller A330-800. Both A330-800 and A330-900 are powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest Trent 7000 turbofan powerplants, and incorporate high-span wings featuring 3D-optimised aerodynamics, new onboard systems, a connected cockpit, and the “Airspace by Airbus” cabin interior.

Aernnova as a key supplier of Airbus and the A330neo, celebrates this milestone and wishes great success to this program.

For more info, please check Airbus Press Release.

About Aernnova

Aernnova is a leading company specialized in the design and manufacture of aerostructures and a major supplier for the main aircraft manufacturers worldwide.

With more than 700 million euros revenues in 2016 and 4,700 employees, Aernnova is present in Spain, Mexico, the United States, Brazil and Romania and has offset support agreements in India and China.

About Airbus:

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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