Airbus has launched the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, it announced at the Farnborough Airshow. Deliveries are expected to begin by the end of 2017. The new type will incorporate the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.

According to Airbus, the A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat. It will have an increased range of up to 400 nautical miles; its overall weight reduction will be at least 800 kg.

Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said, “The A330neo is the logical evolution of our reliable and versatile A330 family. It provides an optimal solution for airlines around the world looking to minimize their fuel and operating costs while offering best-in-class comfort to their passengers. We see strong market potential for the A330neo, and like its market-leading smaller sister, the A320neo, we are confident this new aircraft will be a success in the medium-haul segment. We are again leveraging a proven aircraft with a wide operator base and making it even more efficient with the latest innovations and technology developments.”