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Airbus A330-800 Certified

by Matt Falcus

 

The Airbus A330-800 has received joint certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following a period of testing.

This shorter variant of the A330neo family will typically seat 220 to 260 passengers in three classes, or up to 406 travellers in a single-class high-density configuration.

Operationally, the A330neo shares a common pilot type-rating with the larger A350 XWB.

The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully performed by aircraft MSN1888 (F-WTTO), which completed the programme in 370 flight test hours and 132 flights since its first flight in November 2018.

Airline customers for the A330-800 to date include Kuwait Airways and Uganda Airlines.

 

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