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Maiden flight for Delta's first Airbus A330-900

Toulouse, France - The first Airbus A330-900 of Delta Air Lines made its first test flight on May 7 in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will be delivered to Delta in a few weeks.

After a rejected takeoff test on May 4, the first Airbus A330neo of Delta Air Lines carried out its first test flight. Delta Air Lines has ordered a total of 35 A330-900, making the airline one of the largest customers of the type. The A330-800, the shorter but longer range variant of the A330neo family hasn't been able to accumulate mess orders so far.

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Delta Air Line Airbus A330-900 First Flight

The SkyTeam member airline operator will configure the cabin of its new widebody jetliners to accommodate 281 passengers - 29 in Business Class (Delta One Suites with sliding doors), 28 in Premium Economy and the rest in Economy Class.

The A330-900s of the carrier will first be used on flights between Seattle and some destinations in Asia. In the long term they will also be used on transatlantic routes.

The Airbus A330-900s are intended to replace the old Boeing 767s in Delta's fleet.