Airbus is considering increasing the maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of the A330-300 from 235 tonnes to 240 tonnes. A decision could be made in about six months, Airbus EVP Europe, Asia & Pacific Chris Buckley said in a briefing in Toulouse Wednesday. Although a small increase, Buckley said there was market demand and Airbus was working “intensively” on the idea. “It would give the aircraft Amsterdam to US West Coast capability,” he said.

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