The first Airbus A330neo test aircraft—powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines—took off on its maiden flight from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Oct. 19 and flew over southwestern France. The aircraft, MSN1795, is an A330-900 and the first of three certification flight-test aircraft to fly. Airbus COO and president of Commercial Aircraft Fabrice Brégier told journalists on the sidelines of the event that Airbus has decided to increase the maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) from ...

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