Taiwan’s newest international carrier, STARLUX Airlines took delivery of its first wide-body aircraft – A330-900. The aircraft will be the first of 26 Airbus wide-body aircraft to be added to the airline’s fleet, which includes eight A330neo and 18 A350.
The airline, founded in May 2018, has 17 A350 aircraft ordered directly from Airbus, while the A330neo aircraft and one A350 are purchased for lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
The A330neo will be used for the airline’s regional routes from Taiwan to the rest of the Asia-Pacific region and join the existing fleet of seven single-pass A321neo.
“I am pleased to welcome our first A330neo as it marks a key milestone in our development. Already operating the modern and efficient single-pass A321neo, we are confident that the A330neo will bring even more flexibility and efficiency to our networking strategy, while optimizing cost efficiency and achieving high passenger comfort, ”said STARLUX Air, founder and chairman of STARLUX Airlines. statement.
“We are also looking forward to launching our A350 in the coming months.”
“We look forward to working closely with STARLUX to build their new fleet,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Commercial Director.
“Together, the A321neo, A330neo and A350 will allow the carrier to benefit from the unique technical community and efficiency offered by our latest generation aircraft.”
STARLUX has also signed up for an Airbus training solution based on the ACE (Airbus Cockpit Experience) computer. Using the “learning by discovery” approach, the STARLUX flight crew will be able to use the ACE Trainer, which simulates a 3D cockpit environment with guided lessons and free play. ACE Suite is approved by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and complies with ICAO regulations.
https://www.aerotime.aero/authors/jeanlim/30282-starlux-airlins-delivery-first-widebody-a330-neo STARLUX takes delivery of its first Airbus A330neo