The most advanced #A330 is almost ready for delivery to Delta Air Lines! Just four months after entering the Final Assembly Line, and less than two months after its maiden flight, the first 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the aircraft rolled out of the Airbus paintshop in Toulouse, France.
This first, new higher weight variant of the A330-300 is powered by two GE CF6-80E1 engines. This particular aircraft will be delivered this year to Delta Air Lines, the new aircraft’s launch customer.
Delta Air Lines is a major Airbus wide-body customer, with 32 of the twine aisle aircraft in service today. The airline also has 35 (25 A330-900neo and 10 -300) more on order with the Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer . In addition, Delta has 25 A350-900 jets on order. The airline also operates 126 A320 Family aircraft (57 A319ceo, 69 A320ceo) and has 45 A321ceo on order
The A330 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight is the platform for the future NEO verdion and offers more capability at lower operating cost with a range extended by up to 500 nautical miles and up to two percent reduced fuel consumption while also benefiting from today’s A330 operational reliability of 99,4 percent. The 242 tonne MTOW is capable of flying missions up to 15 hours.