Airbus yesterday said it is "quite optimistic" that the A330-200 freighter is on track for first flight next month, US FAA/EASA certification next spring and EIS in the 2010 summer. "We've done a lot of testing in the laboratory. . .so we are very ready to have a clean flight test program," A330-200F Project Manager Jens Knaack said during a conference call. The -200F is targeted to carry "at least" 64.5 tonnes over 4,000 nm. (7,400 km.) or 69.5 tonnes up to 3,200 nm. (5,930 km.). Knaack ...

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