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Article from BTNews 9 SEPTEMBER 2019

A330neo for Hi Fly

Privately-owned Portuguese wet-lease specialist Hi Fly has taken delivery of its new Airbus A330neo (below) on lease from Air Lease Corporation, the latest arrival for its exclusive all-Airbus fleet.

The aircraft can accommodate 371 seats in a two-class layout, with 18 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 353 in Economy, all equipped with the latest generation in-flight entertainment system.

Hi Fly, headed by company president and CEO Paulo Mirpuri, says the A330 will be deployed to expand long-haul and charter operations worldwide. The carrier has 20 aircraft including four A320 Family aircraft, 15 A330 / A340 Family aircraft and one A380.

The A330neo Family is the new-generation A330 and comes in two versions, a Dash-800 and Dash-900. It claims to reduce fuel consumption by 25% per seat versus previous generation competitors and increase range by up to 1,500nmi.

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets.

Hi Fly’s A380 touched down in Stockholm last Monday, 2 September, en route to New York JFK Airport, becoming the first A380 commercial flight to operate from Arlanda. Hi Fly was operating the flight on behalf of Norwegian Air Shuttle.



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