A330-200F due to make test flight next month
Airbus announced the A330-200F is on schedule to conduct its maiden test flight in Nov-2009 (Eye For Transport, 20-Oct-2009). The aircraft has exceeded Airbus’ initial performance expectations, and is able to handle a payload “at least” 500 kg more than initially published. Certification is due in early 2010. Airbus has 67 firm orders from nine customers for the aircraft, with Etihad Airways as the launch customer.