Posted: Fri 29th May 2015

Airbus hands over the first new variant of the A330-300 to Delta

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This article is old - Published: Friday, May 29th, 2015

The first 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330-300 was delivered to Delta Air Lines on Thursday. 

The US based airline is the first to receive the aircraft type.

Delta took 100 of its employees, each a member of Delta’s Chairman’s Club, a group is selected by their peers annually from 10-thousand nominees, to the delivery ceremony at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France.

The latest evolution of A330-300 allow for an extended range of up to 6,100 nautical miles while offering up to 2 percent fuel consumption reduction.

Delta President Ed Bastian said at the delivery event;

“Delta’s addition of this Airbus A330-300 marks a major milestone and reflects our continued strategy of making prudent investments in our fleet that enhance our customer experience and operational reliability,” said Delta President Ed Bastian from the delivery event. “Having our Chairman’s Club honorees, true examples of the Delta spirit of service, here to help us welcome this new aircraft into the Delta family makes this occasion even more special.”

 

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