The first flight of the A330 neo.

October 19, 2017 at 9:56 on Toulouse time, the Airbus A330neo aircraft made its first flight.

The A330neo Program was launched in July 2014. At the moment the A330 neo 212 received orders from 12 customers. The first operator of A330 neo will be the airline TAP Portugal.

ECAR took active part in the program A330 neo. The responsibility of our engineers was to reinforth the center section, the analysis of the impact of new loads on the fuselage, strengthening of the fuselage in appropriate places. The main part of the work was carried out in 2015-2016.

On the occasion of the event, ECAR General Director sent a congratulatory letter to the employees of the engineering center: “I congratulate all of you on the successful first flight of the A330 NEO, and especially the employees who participated in the development of this aircraft. You completed the project perfectly without a single serious problems and delays. The result of Your work is raised on the wing and I am confident will be successfully certified. Thank You for Your contribution to this project.”