Airbus A330neo (New Engine Option) is the upgraded version of its A330. The airliner is currently under development and its first flight is expected to take off in Spring 2017. There are two variants proposed for the airliner, namely A330-800neo and A330-900neo.
The New Engine Option (neo) variant of A330 is one of the most anticipated variants of A330 in development. It burns 14% less fuel compared to A330-300 on per seat basis. Besides, it will also have 10 more seats, thanks to interior reconfiguration. This variant will enter the market in 2017 with AirAsia X as its launch customer.
Airbus planes to use the new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The engines will provide a thrust of 72,000 lbf with 10:1 bypass ratio.
Cockpit and Avionics
- 2017 (tentative): Airbus A350 XWB received type certification from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
- 2017 (tentative): Airbus A350 XWB received type certification from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Airbus A330neo Usage
On 15 December 2014, AirAsia X has placed initial orders of Airbus A330-900neo. However, in January 2016, the airline revised its order, canceling 11 Airbus A330-300s and replaced it with 11Airbus A330-900neos. Overall, the airline has 66 firm orders with Airbus.
- Ordered: 66 A330-900neo
- Delivered: 0
Incidents & Accidents
The Airbus A330neo is still in development and no test flight has been done yet. Therefore, there is no incident and accident record for this airliner.
- Airbus A330neo on Wikipedia
- Airbus A330neo on Airbus.com
- Airbus A330neo on Modernairliners.com