Picture: The first A330-800 receives its engines

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Toulouse - Airbus now has the first A330-800 with engines. The aircraft is now complete and can soon start the test flights. Although the A330-800 has the same hull as its predecessor, the A330-200, it looks smaller.

It is mainly due to the new Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines, which are much larger than the General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, and Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines used in previous A330 variants.

In contrast to the larger A330-900, which will enter into service with the launch customer TAP Air Portugal at the end of this year, the A330-800 is not yet a commercial success. Only Kuwait Airways and Uganda Airlines have expressed interest to buy the European manufacturer's re-engineered A330 variant, which involves a total of 10 copies only.

The A330-800neo combines the latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines with multiple aerodynamic improvements to offer customers a more fuel-efficient device.

With a range of 7,500 nautical miles, the A330-800neo is configured to accommodate 257 passengers in three classes or up to 406passengers in a high-density layout.

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