Airbus A330-900 (A330neo) received standard certification from EASA
Airbus A330-900 is ready for commercial flights. Airbus has announced that the new A330neo aircraft has received EASA type certification. In short, TAP Air Portugal will operate the first commercial flight with A330-900.
Great news comes from Airbus. The new A330neo aircraft, including the A330-900 variant, has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The new aircraft is powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.
The certificate was signed by Trevor Woods, director of EASA certification, and Ludovic Aron, head of EASA's large aircraft certification division. Certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration - USA) is expected shortly.
Airbus A330-900 (A330neo) has received certification
The certifications received from EASA and FAA give free commercial flights for the new Airbus A330neo aircraft. TAP Air Portugal is the launch customer of this aircraft, and the first copy was assembled, painted in the livery of the Portuguese carrier and flew in a demonstration tour. Participated in the certification campaign with other 2 A330-900 aircraft.
The entire certification process ended after 1400 flight hours, which were made in less than 1 year from the first flight in this model's history. We remind you that first A330-900 took off for the first time on 19 October 2017. The A330neo family of aircraft comprises the models A330-900 (largest) and A330-800 (smallest). The latter will operate the first flight in the coming weeks.