The A330-800 has received joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully performed by aircraft MSN1888, which completed the programme in 370 flight test hours and 132 flights since its first flight in November 2018.The A330-800, part of the new-generation A330neo family, incorporates new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, a new 3D-optimised wing and new Sharklets using lighter composite materials. Put together, Airbus claims these advances will bring a significant reduction in fuel consumption of 25 per cent compared with older generation competitor aircraft of similar size. Certified
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