TAP Portugal says first A330neo delivery has been delayed to 1Q18

TAP Portugal chief executive Fernando Pinto has confirmed his airline now expects to take delivery of its first A330neo during the first quarter of 2018.

A render of a TAP A330neo ©Airbus

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Pinto said Airbus had confirmed the delay in the type’s arrival, originally scheduled for late 2017, saying they were due to “marginal” development delays at Rolls-Royce. The UK-based firm manufactures the Trent 7000 powerplant for the A330neo programme.

TAP is the A330neo’s launch operator with fourteen A330-900neo on firm order from the European manufacturer.


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