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Airbus booked its first order for a private A330-800 in April, disclosing the deal in the Orders & Deliveries tables for the month. It makes the order a rare one, although it is not confirmed if the aircraft will be configured as an ACJ330neo corporate jet. Airbus gets a buyer for a private A330-800.

As we have reported here before, the A330-800 hasn’t had the best sales record so far. Airbus sold just twelve of the type, which is the neo-version of the A330-200. Kuwait Airways operates four of the type and has taken delivery of all aircraft it had on order. Garuda is still expecting the four on order, while Uganda Airlines has received all two on order and Air Greenland the single aircraft.

If the unknown private customer has opted for the ACJ330neo version, this would make it an even-more rarer species. In its customized 243 square-meter cabin layout with multiple private rooms, conference rooms, a cinema, bathrooms, or whatever, the aircraft would have a 10.400 nautical miles/19.260-kilometer range with 25 passengers on board. The Maximum Take-Off weight would be 553.400 pounds or 251 tonnes.

We have to wait and see who has been the buyer of this private A330-800.

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Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016.
In 2022, he has gone full-time freelance. Richard has been contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He is also writing for Airliner World and Aviation News. From January 2023, he will add a part-time role with Dutch website and magazine Luchtvaartnieuws. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.

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