The Airbus A330-900 flies for first time

The airplane took off on Thursday from Blagnac Airport, in Toulouse in a four hours test flight. The new Airbus A330-900 MSN1795 made its first flight in the southwest of France on Thursday, taking off at 09:51 local time and making a four-hour and thirteen-minute trip before returning to the same airport. The test program requires the Airbus A330neo to register approximately 1,400 flight hours, including 1,100 hours for the A330-900 campaign, before obtaining type certification in mid-2018. Airbus expects to fly the smaller A330-800 for about 300 hours before obtaining homologation in…

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