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TAP Reveals US Expansion Plans

TAP Air Portugal has outlined plans to double its operations to North America over the coming years. To kick start the project, the Portuguese flag carrier will add two new nonstop services to the United States in 2019 from its

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Airbus Delivers First A330neo

TAP Air Portugal has accepted delivery of the first Airbus A330neo at an event held at the aerospace giant’s Toulouse facility. The Portuguese national carrier is due to receive a further 20 of the type in the coming years, which will

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A330-800 Completes Test Flight

European aerospace giant Airbus has celebrated the maiden test flight of the A330-800. The new widebody, registered F-WTTO (c/n 1888) took to the air for the first time just after 10.30am on November 6 from the manufacturer’s delivery centre in

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Airbus A330neo Final Testing

The Airbus A330neo, the company’s latest widebody airliner, is embarking on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airliner operations. This is the final stage of the aircraft’s certification and will see the aircraft visiting 15 cities in five

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A Million Times Around the Globe

Rolls-Royce’s Trent 700 engine reached the significant milestone of completing the type’s 50 millionth flying hour – that equates to flying around the world more than one million times. The achievement occurred on June 1 while 380 Trent 700s (powering

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Maiden TAP A330neo Flies

The first Airbus A330neo for launch customer TAP Air Portugal conducted its maiden flight on May 15.  The jet, F-WWKM (c/n 1819, tbr CS-TUA), was airborne from Toulouse for 4hrs 32mins.  It is the first aircraft fitted with the Airspace

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American opts for Boeing over Airbus

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 Airbus A350s, instead placing an order for 47 additional Boeing 787s, valued at $12bn.  The new Dreamliners, 22 -8s and 25 -9s powered by General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines, are scheduled to begin

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Air Sénégal Firms A330neo Deal

National carrier Air Sénégal has signed a firm order for two Airbus A330neos.  The fledgling airline originally signed a memorandum of understanding for the aircraft in November at the Dubai Airshow.  The firm agreement was signed in Dakar by Philippe

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Airbus Excels

Airbus may have narrowly lost out to US rival Boeing in terms of total annual deliveries, but the European aerospace giant reported a strong performance for 2017.  In its annual report released on January 15, the firm revealed it had

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Airbus A330neo Takes to the Air

The first of three A330neo Family aircraft to fly, F-WTTN (c/n 1795), completed its maiden flight on October 19. The successful flight, which lasted 4hrs 13mins, will deliver a much-needed boost for a programme that has slipped several months owing

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