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Qantas A330 makes history at Wellcamp Airport

Qantas A330 makes history at Wellcamp Airport

The door to passenger flights between China and the Australian Outback has opened for business at Queensland's Wellcamp Airport

Framework for Airbus A330 completion factory in China agreed

Framework for Airbus A330 completion factory in China agreed

As expected, Airbus has confirmed that ‘green’ A330s built in Toulouse will be flown to Tianjin in China to a new completion facility which will value add to the basic airframes before delivery to customers under a newly agreed framework with its PRC partners.

Virgin Australia opens new international strategy with Fiji

Virgin Australia opens new international strategy with Fiji

Fiji will be served in peak periods from 4 April by Virgin Australia A330-200s as well as the 737s which fly its current schedule on routes between Australia and Nadi, marking the start of its recently foreshadowed new international initiatives.

Most capable A330 yet makes first flight, extends model life

Most capable A330 yet makes first flight, extends model life

The options for new wide body twin engined airliners have become more complex as older designs live on with new engines, 'sharper' packages

Airbus A330-200 gets enough range for non-stop SYD-LAX

Airbus A330-200 gets enough range for non-stop SYD-LAX

Warming to the topic that $$$ are all that matters when airlines choose airliners, it’s noted that the latest 242 tonne version of the A330-200 could do non-stop flights both ways between Sydney and Los Angeles.

Airbus about to launch A330 NEO?

Airbus about to launch A330 NEO?

Yet another argument has been advanced that Airbus is moving toward offering a new engine option A330 to undercut Boeing's 787 Dreamliners. This time, it may be right.

AirAsia X buys big on longer range A330s for EU, US routes

AirAsia X buys big on longer range A330s for EU, US routes

An order by AirAsia X for a further 25 Airbus A330-300s signed in Paris overnight includes the new extended range version for high payload flights non-stop to western European cities from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok as well as one new one stop flights to the US.

Airbus ‘old tech’ A330 keeps out selling Boeing ‘new tech’ 787

Airbus ‘old tech’ A330 keeps out selling Boeing ‘new tech’ 787

The morning after Qantas CEO Alan Joyce raised hopes of a role for its much delayed Boeing 787s in its long haul operations new sales for the ‘old tech’ Airbus A330 dealt another blow to the fortunes of the Boeing Dreamliners.

Singapore Airlines leases extra A330s, with implications for the A350 and Boeing 787-9

Singapore Airlines leases extra A330s, with implications for the A350 and Boeing 787-9

There are several inescapable conclusions to be drawn from the decision by Singapore Airlines to lease an additional 15 Airbus A330-300s for entry into service between 2013 and 2015. Neither the 20 Boeing 787-9s nor 20 Airbus A350-900s Singapore Airlines has ordered for delivery in this period will be satisfactorily available or serviceable The brochure […]

Airbus advises A330 operators ‘no safety action required’

Airbus advises A330 operators ‘no safety action required’

In a further sign that the crash of flight AF447 into the mid-Atlantic two years ago was caused by the way the Air France A330-200 was flown, Airbus has advised airlines that no safety action requirement has arisen from a preliminary review of the information yielded by the jet’s flight data recorder. This disclosure coincides […]