French Airline Corsair Receives First A330neo Aircraft

french airline corsair takes delivery of its first anaeo plane
french airline corsair takes delivery of its first anaeo plane

French airline Corsair hired the first A330-900 from Avolon to add to its fleet. Corsair is implementing its strategy of becoming an all-A330 operator, buying a total of five A330neos. Thanks to the latest technologies of the A330neo, the Corsair will benefit from cost-effective and eco-efficient solutions, while providing the best comfort standards to passengers in the quietest cabins in its class.



The aircraft features 352 seats in a three-class layout, providing all the comfort and amenities of Airbus' premier 'Airspace' cabin, including state-of-the-art inflight entertainment (IFE) and full WiFi connectivity throughout the cabin.

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce's cutting-edge Trent 7000 engines. The Corsair aircraft is also the first A251neo with a maximum take-off weight of 330 tons. This feature allows the airline to fly to long-range destinations of up to 13.400 km (7.200 nm) or carry more than ten tons of cargo on the plane.

The A330neo is a new generation aircraft, but a new member of the extremely popular A330ceo wide-body family. In addition to the new engine option, the aircraft benefits from a number of innovations such as new wings and winglets that contribute to 25% fuel savings and CO2 reduction, along with aerodynamic improvements.

Corsair currently operates an Airbus fleet of five A330 Family aircraft, as a member of Airbus Skywise 'Open Data Platform in 2020; It utilizes various Skywise-based services such as fleet performance analysis capability (aircraft health tracking), reliability analysis and maintenance schedules.

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