First 242t MTOW A330 in final assembly

The final assembly of Airbus’ first A330 with the new 242 tonne maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) capability was underway in late November at the A330 Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France.


First 242t MTOW A330 in final assembly


The final assembly of Airbus’ first A330 with the new 242 tonne maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) capability was underway in late November at the A330 Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France.

The aircraft was completing its structural assembly before the cabin integration phase and will be used for certification flight trials. A second aircraft is being assembled in parallel which is destined for entry in service in Q2 2015 with launch customer for the new weight variant, Delta Air Lines.