Airbus and TAP Air Portugal have begun flying the first production A330neo to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations, as the program nears certification. The joint “route proving” flights, also known as function and reliability tests, are part of the work required by civil aviation authorities, according to Odile Jubecourt, Airbus’ head of the A330neo program. The flights began with a journey from Toulouse to Lisbon and will continue ...

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