Airbus's latest product, the A330-900neo, donning TAP Air Portugal livery (rego CS-TUA / F-WWKM), was recently in KUL (27-30 June 2018) to perform a series of route proving flights around the South East Asia and Hong Kong region. This Asia tour is part of their Type Certification program as well as to showcase to potential buyers in the region. During these four days, the aircraft flew to MNL on 27/6, CGK and DMK on 28/6 and HKG on 29/6 from the KUL base; before flying off to MRU on 30/6.
We were delighted to be invited by Malaysia Airport to cover this momentus occasion. Here are some pictures of our small coverage.
The invitees gathered at KLIA Guard Post 3 before proceeding to the airside office. There, we were given the mandatory safety briefing and discussed our coverage.
The first two (from the left) are representing Airbus and the rest of us are invited spotters.
The DOs and DONTs while being in the airside.
We were being divided into two groups (runway & apron). A group 'wefie' first before going off to our positions.
Weather wasn't promissing after this picture and it began to drizzle.
Some test shots is a must, to get better settings and positionig before the arrival.
At about 0906, she was finally here.
Short video of her arrival
More to come from the WET apron