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Re: A330 neo news

Unread post by MadMacs » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:42 pm

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Unread post by MadMacs » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:13 pm

First flight imminent.

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Unread post by MadMacs » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:04 pm

First engine run

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First RTO.

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Unread post by MadMacs » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:40 pm

Notice the aerodynamic paint on the rear fuselage which will show up the swirl patterns from the new engine setup, used where a wind tunnel cannot be used.

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Re: A330 neo news

Unread post by Firebomber » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 am

I never realized it was a diesel??





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Unread post by MadMacs » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:31 pm

This is normal for a first engine start as the protective coatings and oil used during assembly of the various sub-assemblies gets burnt off.
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Re: A330 neo news

Unread post by tim.aviation » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:53 pm

Seems first flight is slated for 18 October.
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Unread post by MadMacs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:54 pm

Baluga XL out of hangar:

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Re: A330 neo news

Unread post by African Flyer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:09 pm

MadMacs wrote:Baluga XL out of hangar:

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A new beluga :-k ? Looks like the fuselage is too long. Will it have the A330 neo engines?

Do you have any info on the new A380 Plus?
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Re: A330 neo news

Unread post by MadMacs » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:30 am

Airbus has opted to switch engine supplier for its new Beluga XL specialised transporter, selecting Rolls-Royce Trent 700s for the aircraft.

While the current Beluga fleet, based on the A300 airframe, is fitted with General Electric CF6 powerplants, the Beluga XL will be developed from the A330. Rolls-Royce has become increasingly prominent on the A330 programme and will be the exclusive supplier of engines – through its Trent 7000 – on the new A330neo.

No news on the A380, I guess with the talks between Emirates and Airbus stalled, the whole future of the A380 is in doubt.
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