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|Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:15 pm Post subject: Airbus delivers world's last new-build A330-300
Aer Lingus takes delivery of world's last new-build A330-300
Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its tenth and final A330-300, which is also the world's last unit of the type built by Airbus.
EI-EIN (msn 1951) was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac to Brussels National on February 28, 2020, and has remained at the Belgian gateway since then, RadarBox24 ADS-B data shows.
The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that there are four more completed, albeit undelivered, A330-300s namely msn 1863, 1865, 1874, and 1940. The quartet were originally destined for Hong Kong Airlines but have not been handed over due to the carrier's financial troubles.
The world's last new-build A330-200, F-HLVN (msn 1936), was delivered to OpenSkies (which operates on behalf of LEVEL) on October 1, 2019.
Airbus continues to assemble military tanker variants of the A330-200s, KC-30Bs, as well as the A330-200-based A330-700ST. However, in terms of passenger versions, only the neo variants (A330-800 and A330-900) remain in production. The manufacturer no longer offers new-build A330-200(F)s.
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