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Airbus surpasses milestone on A330 orders

Airbus’ first A330s entered service in 1994.
Airbus’ first A330s entered service in 1994. Courtesy photo

Airbus on Friday said its A330 has reached and surpassed a milestone, racking up more than 1,500 orders.

The European planemaker said in a news release that recent orders from Turkish Airlines for four A330-200 Freighters and Air Lease Corp. for 25 A330-900neos pushed orders for the twin-engine, widebody jet family to 1,501.

“The popularity and success of the A330 is such that our top ten customers have placed repeat orders for the type more than eight times on average,” John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer-customers, said in the release.

Current list prices for A330 family aircraft are between $229 million and $284.6 million.

The first A330s entered service in 1984. The newest variants of the airplane, the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, were launched in July 2014.

Airbus Americas Engineering, which employs about 400 in Wichita, does design and analysis of aircraft primary structure for all major Airbus products.