Airbus is continuing its route-proving program toward A330neo certification, completing a 2-hr. leg from Chicago O’Hare to Atlanta Hartsfield July 7. This part of the testing is using an A330-900neo that will be delivered to TAP Air Portugal, which has ordered 21 of the type. The joint route proving flights, also known as function and reliability tests, are part of the work required by civil aviation authorities and must include short, and long flights as well as flights in different ...

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