Airbus launched the A330neo in July 2014, the new member of its widebody family, incorporating latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features providing together a 14% reduction in CO2 emissions.
The Airbus A330 covers the world with more than 100 operators at almost 400 airports and one takes off or lands every 20 seconds. Airbus has committed to continuously improving the programme since the A330’s service entry. The company spends approximately $165 million each year on enhancements and incremental improvements for the A330 jetliner family.
The A330neo (new engine option) is the logical evolution of the versatile A330 family, providing an optimal solution for airlines around the world looking to minimise their fuel and operating costs. The new version is leveraging a proven aircraft with a wide operator base and making it even more efficient with the latest innovations and technology developments.
The aircraft will feature incremental innovations, including aerodynamic enhancements such as new ‘Sharklet’ winglets and an increased wing span. Inspired by the curved wingtips on the A350 XWB, the A330neo’s devices will increase overall wingspan from 60.3 metres to 64 metres while conferring increased lift with reduced drag.
The A330neo incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. First deliveries of the newest A330 family members are scheduled to start in 2018.