Airbus is targeting mid-2020 to have the increased gross weight version of the A330neo in service. New details have emerged on the two endeavors running in parallel to reinforce the structure where needed—thus making it heavier—and save weight elsewhere. The bottom line will be a 650-nm-range increase, for an unchanged empty weight, A330neo program chief engineer Francois Kubica said. Airbus will bring the weight range of the A330-800 and -900 to 7,500 and 6,550 nm, ...

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