Corsair Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A330neo
Corsair International has taken delivery of their first Airbus A330neo powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest generation Trent 7000 engines. The aircraft will join the French carrier’s fleet on lease from Avolon.
On Wednesday (March 31, 2021), Airbus announced the delivery of Corsair’s first Airbus A330neo, on lease to the French carrier from Avolon. Corsair is currently executing on their strategy to operate an all-A330 fleet, providing the best comfort standards and quietest cabin in its class to guests, while delivering cost-effective and environmentally efficient performance. Corsair’s new A330neo is configured in a 352-seat thee class layout and features the Airbus ‘Airspace’ cabin with full Wi-Fi and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment (IFE) system.
The new A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest generation Trent 7000 engines, and the aircraft is the first to feature an increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 251 tons. The increased capability will allow Corsair to fly long-haul routes up to 13,400 kilometers (7,200 nautical miles) or benefit from an additional ten tons of cargo capacity. The A330neo is the new generation successor to the popular Airbus A330ceo Family of widebody aircraft. In addition to the new engine option, the aircraft features new wings and winglets, which offer a combined reduction of 25 percent in fuel burn and emissions.
Corsair already operates five A330 Family aircraft and became a member of Airbus’ ‘Open Data Platform’ in 2020, which includes services such as real-time aircraft health monitoring, reliability analysis and predictive maintenance.