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Airshow in Farnborough: Airbus announced the A330neo

The Farnborough Airshow will also be the showground of aeronautic innovations made in Hamburg

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus shows how to fuel saving can succeed in the air. After the roll-out of the Airbus A320neo, which has blossomed into the fastest-selling aviator since the announced upgrade, the two decades old long-haul A330 will now be revamped with new engines, and revived by Rolls-Royce turbines under the name A330neo. The decision was made public by Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group, during the opening press conference of the venue. The first delivery is scheduled for Q4 2017.

Manufacturing successful aircraft

The Hamburg Airbus plant is located in Finkenwerder. There, final assembly takes place here for the A320 Family’s four members: the A318, A319, A320 and A321. Hamburg is the site where A320 Family aircraft and the A380 are fitted with their cabin interiors, and painted for final delivery. Hamburg also is home to Airbus’ A380 major component assembly hall, which houses the structural assembly and the fitting-with equipment of the forward and complete rear fuselage sections for this new-generation aircraft. In addition, final acceptance and delivery of A380s for customers in Europe and the Middle East takes place in the Elbe city. Hamburg also plays a key role in the A330 and A350 XWB programmes, for which it manufactures and equips the forward and rear fuselage sections. With more than 200,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors, the Farnborough Airshow is the second-largest one in Europe and annually alternates with the Paris Air Show.

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