An Airbus A330-800 test aircraft completed its maiden flight Nov. 6 from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport over southwestern France, which lasted 4 hrs. and 4 min. The aircraft, MSN 1888, is an A330neo powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. According to Airbus, the A330-800’s development program will include around 300 flight-test hours, paving the way for certification in 2019. Its sibling, the larger A330-900 family member, recently completed its development testing and certification ...

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