The future of aviation gets a step closer with the introduction of the A330neo. Building on the proven success of its popular twin-aisle twin-engine widebody A330 Family, Airbus launched the A330neo jetliner in July 2014, comprised of two aircraft: the A330-800 and the A330-900. The A330-800 is based on the popular A330-200 and delivers significant improvements in terms of efficiency, while also launching the eye-catching Airspace by Airbus cabin that will redefine the quality of in-flight experience passengers can come to expect. Entry-into-service is expected in 2019.
The A330neo is a more efficient aircraft that will generate savings through its reduced fuel burn. It incorporates latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, along with aerodynamic improvements – such as new composite Sharklet wingtip devices that provide an increased wing span of 4 metres – as well as increased lift and reduced drag.
With a range of 8,150 nautical miles, the A330-800 will typically seat 257 passengers in three classes of service, while offering capacity for up to 406 travellers in a high-density configuration.