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telspace2005 wrote: 07 Mar 2020, 16:42 Rio de Janeiro.
Technicians performing maintenance on a A330 have found 50 kgs of coke, hidden in the fuselage of the plane.
Brazilian Federal Police has seized the drug.
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This last Friday (06 March 2020), late afternoon.
The A330 is mostly used for commercial flights to Europe.
Is it an A330 of LATAM ? Do not know as TAP has a huge maintenance hangar at GIG Airport that provides services for LATAM, TAP, GOL, AVIANCA, LH, AA, TAGG, etc..

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Lessor Avolon is cancelling orders for four Airbus A330neo wide-body aircraft (together with 75 B737MAX).

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A330-800 receives "beyond 180 min" ETOPS certification.
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"beyond 180 min" ? No more precision ? 180 min seems not so big achievement to me ..

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sn-remember wrote: 27 Apr 2020, 22:59 "beyond 180 min" ? No more precision ? 180 min seems not so big achievement to me ..
I'm not a specialist, but I believe "beyond 180 min" is the official terminology used for the general 'type approval' part of ETOPS - and then includes optional further certification limits upon requirements & operator (e.g. in case of the A330-800 they talk about the option of ETOPS 285 min. In comparison, back in 2014 before EIS the A350 was hyped as approved for ETOPS 370 min, but that was officially also approved for 'beyond 180 min' with the option of up to ETOPS 370 min based on EASA communication).

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Thankyou for your precision. I wonder if KU, the launch customer, will take delivery of the first batch as planned (Q3 2020). Given the dire context, I expect a minima a delay (a maxima a cancellation ?). Lets cross fingers.
I expect the -800 fully meets specs (or maybe exceeds them ?) regarding fuel efficiency, I wonder though how it performs on shorter flight missions (in the 3 to 4 h bracket), which are common usage in Asia ? There certainly is a niche for such aircrafts tailored for long thin routes, probably more so in the coming years. Let's hope this aircraft (with its sibling the -900 version) can eventually compete with the ubiquitous 787-8/9. Airbus is at crossroads regarding this program.


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