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Corsair # takes delivery of its first A330neo

• Toulouse & Orly | 31 MARCH 2021

Welcome to "F-HRNB,
Corsair has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from Avolon, to join the French airline’s fleet.
By selecting a total of five A330neos, Corsair is executing its  strategy to become an all-A330 operator. Thanks to the A330neo’s latest  technologies, Corsair will benefit from cost-effective and eco-efficient  solutions, while providing passengers with the best comfort standards  in the quietest cabins in its class.

First A330neo MSN1975 - delivery to Corsair VIP in front of A330neo Corsair.  From left to right : 
-Wouter Van Wersch, Airbus EVP, Head of Region and Sales Europe -Pascal de Izaguirre, Corsair CEO 
-Estelle Janer, Avolon VP OEM & Contracts  
-Michel Dubarry,  President Rolls-Royce Europe  & North Africa

"Indeed nothing is more beautiful than the reception of a new plane within an airline" said the CEO Mr.Pascal de Izaguirre.

The aircraft features 352 seats in a three-class layout, providing all  the comfort and amenities of Airbus’ leading ‘Airspace’ cabin, including  state-of-the-art passenger in-flight entertainment (IFE) and full WiFi  connectivity throughout the cabin.
The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000  engines. The Corsair aircraft will also be the first A330neo to feature  an increased maximum take-off weight of 251 tonnes. This capability will  allow the airline to fly long-haul destinations up to 13,400 km  (7,200nm) or benefit from ten tons more payload on board.

The A330neo is a new-generation aircraft and successor to the hugely  popular A330ceo widebody family. As well as the new engine option, the  aircraft benefits from a host of innovations, including aerodynamic  improvements and new wings and winglets that together contribute to 25%  fuel-burn and CO2 reductions.

Corsair, which already operates an Airbus fleet of five A330 Family  aircraft, became a member of the Airbus Skywise ‘Open Data Platform’ in  2020, thus benefiting from several Skywise-based services, such as  a  real-time in-service fleet performance analysis capability (aircraft  health monitoring), reliability analysis and predictive maintenance.
Ferry flight Toulouse (TLS) to Paris (ORY)

with courtesy of @Eurospot

Corsair's F-HRNB, 1st A330neo, landed successfully on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Paris Orly, its home base under welcome water salute.

The RNB will remain for 15 days in the hangar of the company HN7, in order to allow the technical team to confirm the aircraft to the standard of Corsair operations.

Its first commercial flight is scheduled for April 15 to Pointe à Pitre in Guadeloupe.

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