Airbus has begun final assembly of the first A330-800, the second member of the A330neo family. First flight is scheduled for mid-2018, with entry into service expected in 2019. The A330-800—which is based on the A330-200 and retains the earlier aircraft’s fuselage length—complements the larger A330-900, which is a development of the A330-300. The A330-900 flew for the first time in October 2017. Both aircraft incorporate Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, plus aerodynamic ...

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