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Aircalin's first A330neo during a delivery ceremony in Toulouse (Photo: Airbus)

Aircalin Returns Airbus A330neo After Cabin Odor Reports

Aircalin, a carrier based in the Pacific island of New Caledonia, has withdrawn one of its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from service and has sent it back to Toulouse, France for further inspection. The airline has reported that it sent the aircraft back after staff noticed a strong smell of oil. or as some have reported "smelly socks" within the cabin on flights. The crew had even complained of headaches, respiratory, and eye irritation, according to CAPA. Employees from Airbus…

Aircalin’s First A330-900neo Enters Final Assembly Line

New Caledonia’s Aircalin is one step closer to receiving Airbus' latest next-generation aircraft as its first Airbus A330-900neo has entered Airbus' final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, which is part of a greater program to renew the airline’s fleet, is scheduled to join the airline by July. The…