The A330-800 flight test aircraft F-WTTO (msn 1888) photographed during its maiden flight on November 6, 2018. This aircraft is now undergoing 300 hours of testing to certify the variant.
TAP received its first A330-900, CS-TUB (msn 1836), on November 26, 2018, the first of 21 the Portuguese carrier will operate.
Engine delivery delays held up the A330neo’s delivery to TAP, which was due to put the aircraft into service in December 2018.
Certification testing involved TAP A330-900neo CS-TUA (msn 1819) undertaking a route-proving campaign which included a stop in Mauritius, pictured here.
The version of Airbus' Airspace cabin concept for the A330neo includes adjustable LED lighting and a customisable entrance area.
Passengers have a new in-flight entertainment system with HD video, 3-D capabilities and touchscreens.