22 April, 2019

Air Asia shows off new Airbus A330-900neo

Fresh from the paint shop.  Photo Air Asia
The budget carrier Air Asia has been keen to show off its latest Airbus aircraft at the European manufacturers Toulouse base last week.

AirAsia has released this image of the Airbus A330-900neo aircraft leaving the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France.  The new aircraft is expected to enter service in late June 2019, when it will become the first-ever Airbus A330neo to join the AirAsia fleet.

Watch a time-lapse video of the aircraft getting painted below.

The aircraft will be based at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok and will be operated by AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X Thailand.

The A330neo family of aircraft deliver significant efficiency improvements while also launching the Airspace by Airbus cabin, which offers the newest and most advanced in-flight experience.  The jets are powered by the latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and also employ aerodynamic improvements, including new composite Sharklet wingtip devices that provide 4 metres of increased wingspan – as well as increased lift and reduced drag, the A330neo is a more efficient aircraft that will generate savings through reduced fuel burn.  

The longer-fuselage A330-900 version can accommodate 287 seats in a typical three-class layout or up to 440 for high-density configuration and can provide a range of 7,200 nautical miles.  


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