Airbus A330neo first flight took place yesterday

Despite heavy cloud and a forecast of heavy rain, the A330neo had its first flight yesterday over SW France.  It was a relatively low key affair compared to say the A350 first flight, but none the less a significant milestone for the programme.  TAP Portugal is the launch customer and expects delivery in mid 2018.

With up to 72 cancellations pending decisions by Hawaiian and Air Asia, the future of the A330 looks darker, but I believe in the long term it will prove itself.