Airbus Plans A330-800’s First Flight Next Week Written 30 October 2018

FlightGlobal reports that Airbus has “tentatively narrowed the A330-800 first flight window to the week beginning 5 November.” The company has been conducting ground and engine tests on the aircraft, and hopes to “carry out the maiden flight next week,” subject to weather conditions. The aircraft recently had its Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines installed, and once it “embarks on its certification campaign,” the aircraft is likely to conduct “some 300h of flight tests.” 
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