Air Belgium Takes Delivery of Their First of Two Airbus A330-900s On Order
Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two Airbus A330neos on order. The aircraft is powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and is configured in three classes with 30 lie-flat Business Class, 21 Premium Class and 235 Economy Class seats.
On Friday (October 8, 2021), Airbus announced that Air Belgium, the full-service international destination carrier headquartered in Mont-Saint-Guilbert in Belgium, has taken delivery of their first of two Airbus A330-900s on order. The aircraft is configured with a total of 286 seats in three classes with 30 fully lie-flat Business Class, 21 Premium Class and 235 Economy Class seats. Air Belgium’s newest A330neo is furnished with the Airbus Airspace cabin, the latest generation inflight entertainment system, onboard Wi-Fi and variable mood lighting. The aircraft is powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing span and composite winglets for enhanced aerodynamics.
Air Belgium currently operates an all-Airbus widebody fleet including A330-300F and A340-300 aircraft, the latter of which will gradually be replaced by A330neos. The carrier will deploy their new aircraft on routes connecting Belgium to long-haul destinations. With the A330neo’s latest technologies, Air Belgium will benefit from their new cost-effective and more environmentally friendly aircraft, which offers lower noise and emissions compared to previous generation aircraft, making it a friendlier airport neighbor as well.
The Airbus A330neo Family is the latest generation A330, building on the proven economics, reliability and versatility of the A330 Family. The aircraft offers a fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduction of around 25 percent, when compared to previous generation competitor aircraft, as well as an unrivalled range capability. As of September 30, 2021, the A330’s order book totaled over 1,800 aircraft from 126 global customers, making it the most popular family of widebody aircraft of all time.