The Airbus A330neo is Airbus’ latest aircraft. It is a new, modern version of the A330ceo, which the A330neo is based on.
The A330 NEO comes in two variants: the -800 and the -900. The A330neo is intended to replace the Boeing 767, Airbus A340-300, and A330-200s and -300s.
The A330neo has not been as successful as the A330ceo. As of 6 January, only 242 orders have been placed. Here is the list of airlines who have ordered the A330neo so far:
Delta Air Lines – 25 orders for the -900 variant.
CIT group – 15 orders for the -900 variant.
Air Asia X – 66 orders for the -900 variant.
Avolon – 15 orders for the -900 variant.
Air Lease Corporation – 29 orders for the -900 variant.
Tap Air Portugal – 21 orders for the -900 variant.
Garuda Indonesia – 14 orders for the -900 variant.
Arkia Israeli Airlines – 4 orders for the -900 variant.
Aircalin – 2 orders for the -900 variant.
Iran Air – 28 orders for the -900 variant.
Air Senegal – 2 orders for the -900 variant.
BOC Aviation – 2 orders for the -900 variant.
Unidentified Customer(s) – 24 orders for the -900 variant.
Kuwait Airways – 8 orders for the -800 variant.
The -800 variant has a range of 8,150nm in a standard three-class configuration. It can seat 257 passengers. The -900 variant has a range of 7,200nm and can seat up to 287 passengers, according to Airbus.
So, who has already received their A330 NEOs? So far, the launch customer, TAP Air Portugal, has received their first A330-900NEO (registered CS-TUB). Delta Airlines will receive their first two A330-900NEOs later this year (registered N401DZ and N401DX), according to planespotters.net. Delta’s A330-900neos will feature four classes, according to Delta. These four classes will be the Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin.
The A330 NEO is a high tech, long range, comfortable, quiet aircraft. It is a great replacement for airplanes like the 767 as new A330s can fly farther, faster, and more comfortably. It has a lot of potential and can be the workhorse of many airlines.
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