Airbus has secured European certification for its A330-900, the larger member of the re-engined A330neo family.
The airframer confirms that it has received the type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Airbus expects corresponding US FAA certification “to follow shortly”.
The A330-900 is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.
Airbus is also developing a smaller variant, the A330-800, which has yet to commence its flight-test campaign.
Certification clears the way for delivery of the -900 to launch operator TAP Portugal. Airbus says this will occur in “the coming weeks”.
TAP’s first -900 served as a demonstrator for route proving around the world, visiting more than 12 countries.
Airbus’s certification campaign has involved three -900s conducting some 1,400h of flight tests since October last year.