Airbus wins order from Cathay Pacific Airways for 15 more A330s

09:49, March 10, 2011      

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European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced Wednesday that it has won a firm order of 15 A330s from Cathay Pacific Airways, the second order from the Hong Kong-based airline within six months.

This order of 15 more A330-300s was scheduled for delivery from 2013, France-based Airbus said in a statement, adding the new planes will join the airline's existing A330 fleet flying on services across the Asia-Pacific region. Cathay Pacific Airways have chosen Trent 700 engines from Rolls-Royce for the required fleet.

To date, Airbus has signed on more than 1,100 orders for the various versions of the aircraft. The twin engine A330 is one of the most widely used widebody aircraft in service today.

Last September, Cathay Pacific Airways have ordered 30 all-new A350 XWB long range aircraft from Airbus.

Source: Xinhua
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