in Aerospace

Hi Fly adds another A330-300 to its fleet

Posted 22 July 2021 · Add Comment

Portuguese charter and wet lease specialist airline, Hi Fly, announced today that it has added an Airbus A330-300s to its fleet, with the aircraft - msn 1779 and registered 9H-HFA - touching down at Beja airport at exactly 2.40pm local time, flown in from Malta by Commander Carlos Mirpuri.

Image courtesy Hi Fly
 
With comfortable interiors, warm colours and relaxed atmosphere, the aircraft seats 249 passengers in a two class configuration (46 high comfort business class seats with flat beds and 203 economy seats).

Business Class offers a new design of flat-bed that is almost two metres long when fully extended and with an updated cabin layout, each of these seats has increased privacy, individual aisle access and offers more personal stowage.

Economy Class is fitted with newly designed, slim-line seats, all with extra personal space and generous legroom for travelling comfort. Each seat is fitted with individual screen, USB charging ports, and access to shared PC power points.

All seats have installed a last generation inflight entertainment RAVE IFE System (Generation 3) from Safran Passenger Innovations. Business Class seats are fitted with a 15-inch touchscreen, whilst each Economy Class seats have their own 10-inch touchscreens.

This new A330 addition to Hi Fly’s fleet is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent engines, with a maximum take-off weight of 242 tons.

The aircraft will also be available to customers in the cargo version, offering a volume capacity of 250m3 and a maximum cargo capacity of 53.500kg, with a maximum range of 11.400km and Etops 180 min.

This combination of volume, payload and range makes the A330 an unique product in the market place for the transport of cargo, when availability of freighters is not enough to cover the market needs. As a modern jetliner with advanced Airbus technology that includes fly-by-wire flight controls, this A330-300 wide-body offers a highly capable platform for cargo flights.

Speaking about this addition Hi Fly President, Paulo Mirpuri, said: “We are happy to be able to welcome this Airbus A330-300 into our fleet and to keep offering latest airliners to our customers. The move to this state-of.the-art aircraft reflects the company’s commitment to fly modern, efficient and environmentally-friendly. Our goal is to offer our customers what they expect: safe, punctual and reliable operations, all while at the same time keeping pace with our sustainability concerns.”

Hi Fly is the largest aircraft wet lease specialist in the world, EASA and IOSA certified and FAA approved, with AOC’s in Portugal and Malta, and licensed to operate globally. The airline operates a large fleet of all Airbus aircraft, Airbus A320, A330 and A340, available for wet lease and charter, passengers and cargo, on short, medium and long-term contracts, worldwide. Customers include airlines, governments, tour operators, freight forward companies and private individuals and the military. This is Hi Fly’s core business and has been developed over the last 16 years.

 


 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Horizon Technologies releases BlackFish

Horizon Aerospace Technologies has announced the release of a new airborne SIGINT product, BlackFish, a small airborne qualified, tri-band Sat Phone SIGINT system, which simultaneously monitors the Iridium, Thuraya and Inmarsat

BAE Systems' advanced APKWS enhances rocket range and impact

BAE Systems, Inc. has developed an advanced version of its combat-proven AGR-20 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) guidance kit that offers enhanced strike distance and precision strike lethality.

Why the circular economy is taking off

James Domone, Principal Engineer, Atkins, looks at the adoption of circular economy principles in aerospace and how their application can help decarbonise the UK defence sector.

Menzies Aviation adds three senior members to MEAA team

Menzies Aviation has today announced the appointment of three senior members to its Middle East, Africa and Asia (MEAA) team: John Henderson as Senior Vice President Operations MEAA, Gemma Sinclair as Vice President HR MEAA and Kevin

Blighter to showcase A800 3D multi-mode radar at DSEI 2021

Blighter Surveillance Systems will be showcasing its innovative A800 3D multi-mode drone detection radar in the ADS Group UK Pavilion at DSEI 2021, from Tuesday 14th September to Friday 17th September, at the ExCeL exhibition centre in

British engineers produce pioneering PPE

Engineers from BAE Systems' Submarines business, along with local company Lancastle and staff from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, have developed pioneering new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - the

DSEI SK2506170921
See us at
RAF Museum BTDSEI BT2606170921