|Airbus A330 Image courtesy of Airbus|
The MRO has received both EASA and FAA approval for the base maintenance services on Airbus A330 aircraft including all engine types, complementing its existing Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 product lines. The A330 capability was developed to support the growing market that exists worldwide.
Donal Rogers Chief Executive Officer Commented “Over the past 5 years Dublin Aerospace has offered dedicated base maintenance services for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families to leasing companies and airlines from all over the world. The addition of the Airbus A330 model to our capability portfolio highlights Dublin Aerospace’s ongoing investment in capability and demonstrates our commitment to ensure we have the latest and most advanced capabilities”
Frank Burke Head of Sales Commented “ This new expansion was customer driven as many of our existing leasing company and airline customers also operate the A330 model and to be able to provide this service is another big and exciting milestone in the expansion of the products we can offer our customers”
Airbus has delivered 1,088 A330s since the first example entered service around 20 years ago. There are 975 passenger A330s in active service including 597 in the fleet of 72 global airlines and unveiled the A330neo at last week’s Farnborough air show.The aircraft is designed to deliver a 14% reduction in fuel burn per seat compared to the current A330, sharing 95% spares commonality with existing A330 model.
Aviation Week suggests key Airbus customers support suggestions that Airbus could sell more than 1,000 A330neos by 2030. Flightglobal’s Fleet Forecast for 2014-33 predicts deliveries of 6,928 twin-aisle aircraft including just over 4,000 in the 200- to 300-seat category, the typical configuration for the A330.
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