The popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 versions is reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh. Mark Broadbent reports
COMMERCIAL AIRBUS A330
January 2018 marked 24 years since the Airbus A330 entered service and the original A330-200 and A330- 300 variants, today marketed as the A330ceo (classic engine option) to differentiate them from the newer A330neo (new engine option) models, have without a doubt been a great success.
Richard Aboulafia, Vice-President of Analysis at the Teal Group consultancy, told AIR International: “It was the first Airbus twinaisle to sell more than 1,000 aircraft and the first twin-aisle in the world to be built at rates above 100 annually.”