Airbus is positioning the A330neo to operate on true long-haul routes such as from the US west coast deep into Asia or from India to the US east coast—segments similar to those on which the larger A350-900/-1000, as well as the Boeing 777 and 787, operate. The move from the 235- and 238-ton MTOW current baseline versions of the A330-200 and -300 to the highest weight versions of the -800 and -900 (251 tons) allows Airbus to increase the range for the -800 ...

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