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The first Airbus A330neo takes off in Toulouse (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

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 back in 2014 at the Farnborough Air Show, the A330neo was advertised to provide a 14 percent reduction in fuel burn per seat as well as extending its range by…