Airbus Has High Hopes for the A330neo

At the Farnborough Airshow in 2004 Boeing introduced a revolutionary new aircraft, the Boeing 787. At the time, Airbus needed an aircraft to compete with the 787. The original idea was to create a new and improved Airbus A330, however, that did not sit too well with purchasers. The solution…

Photos: Airbus A330-900neo Makes U.S. Debut in Miami

Representatives from Airbus, TAP Portugal, Rolls Royce, RECARO, and MIA were on hand to show off the newest Airbus widebody jet,  the A330neo, for the first time in the United States.  This is the first aircraft delivered to launch customer TAP Portugal. The aircraft is embarking on a worldwide proving…

American Airlines Says No to Airbus A330neo For Now

Airbus confirmed on Friday that they would not be able to compete with Boeing to win American Airlines’ next wide-body aircraft order. The Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer told Bloomberg that it was unwilling to match the price which Boeing has offered to the airline. US Airways planned to replace its aging…

Airbus A330neo Takes First Flight in Toulouse

On Thursday, the Airbus A330neo underwent its maiden voyage departing from the airframer's headquarters in Toulouse, France. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, capable of delivering 72,000 lbs of thrust, the twin-variant aircraft became airborne from runway 32L at 09:57 a.m following three years of redeveloping the current A330 model. Launched…

TAP Portugal to Launch the Airbus A330neo with Airspace Interior

By signing an agreement with Airbus to be the first operator of the new A330neo, TAP Portugal has also become the launch carrier to fly the Airspace cabin brand by Airbus. In 2015, the airline placed a large fleet renewal contract with Airbus which included an order for 14 A330-900neo's. Passengers will soon…

This Year in Commercial Aviation: 2014

Wow, what a year for commercial aviation! This year was an action packed year for the airline industry and it carried with it highs and lows. In 2014, we lost airlines and certain aircraft, but also gave birth to new ones. Unlike 2013, 2014 carried with it devastating aviation incidents…