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Uganda Firms A330neo Order

New African start-up Uganda Airlines has firmed up its order for two Airbus A330-800 aircraft. It is only the second customer for the smaller of the two A330neo variants, following Kuwait Airways’ order for eight examples in November. The aircraft

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First Look: A330neos for RwandAir and Air Mauritius

The first of two RwandAir Airbus A330-900s has rolled out of the paint shop at Airbus’ Toulouse facility. While no date has been confirmed for its formal delivery, the widebody, registered 9XR-WS (c/n 1844), made its first test flight on

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TUI Sells Corsair Majority Stake

German travel giant TUI Group has confirmed that it has sold a 53% stake in its French scheduled carrier to Intro Aviation. As part of the agreement, TUI Group will initially retain a minority share of 27%, while Corsair’s employee

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Maiden Flights for Air Senegal and Azul A330neos

Aircraft for two new Airbus A330neo operators have taken to the skies for the first time. Examples for Air Senegal and Brazilian carrier Azul were both pictured at Airbus’ Toulouse HQ undergoing final pre-delivery testing. On February 1, the first A330-900

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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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