Delta's first A330-900neo made its initial test flight Wednesday morning, sporting its signature Delta livery in the skies above southern France.
This marks an important milestone for the aircraft, with delivery to Delta expected later this spring.
Delta will be the first North American operator of the A330-900neo, which will offer:
- A modern, luxurious interior with all four branded seat products – Delta One suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin
- Thoughtful touches like in-seat power ports, full-spectrum LED ambient lighting, spacious overhead bins, and memory foam cushions throughout the aircraft for added comfort
- Thousands of hours of complimentary entertainment via seatback entertainment screens, powered by a new wireless IFE system from Delta Flight Products
- High-speed 2Ku internet connectivity, including free mobile messaging through iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger
The A330-900neo aircraft also reduces the travel carbon footprint, with increased fuel efficiency per seat of more than 20 percent when compared with previous generation aircraft.
This aircraft is the first of 35 next-generation A330-900neos on order by Delta.
Photos courtesy of Airbus