The newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop at Toulouse, France on 5 Feb-2018. The first flight is expected to takeoff in mid 2018.
The 250-seater, twin-aisle, twin engine A330-800 aircraft has a range of up to 7,500nm and also can operate ultra-long-range routes of up to 8,150nm. The airplanes will be powered by new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, zero-splice nacelles, and incorporate titanium pylons, new sharkelet wings and new Airspace by Airbus cabins
Last week Hawaiian Airlines defected Airbus A330-800 order and selected Boeing planes, leaving zero customers for A330-800s.
“After an extensive evaluation of our future fleet needs, we’re excited to announce that we’ve selected the Boeing Airplanes 787 Dreamliner to grow our medium to long-haul fleet. As part of the selection, we intend to purchase 10 787-9 jets.” tweeted Hawaiian.