Airbus identifies 5 November for A330-200F maiden sortie

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Airbus plans to fly its A330-200F for the first time on 5 November.

The European airframer says that the new freighter will take its first flight "weather permitting" from the company's Toulouse, France facility.

The A330-200F is due for certification in spring next year, with the first delivery to follow during the summer. Etihad Airways is expected to be the first to take delivery. Total orders stand at 67 firm from nine customers.