Toulouse, 15 May 2018 – The first A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal – MSN1819 – completed its 4:32 hours maiden flight.
The aircraft now joins the fleet of two A330-900 test aircraft already performing flight tests since 19 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.
The A330neos will usher the brand-new Airspace by Airbus cabin concept, a consumer-centric cabin developed with passengers at heart and airlines in mind around the four pillars: Comfort, Ambience, Service and Design. These cabin options will ensure that the A330neos will set the benchmark in passenger experience and airline value, alongside its widebody partner, the A350 XWB.