European manufacturer Airbus has received an order from national flag-carrier Air Greenland for the delivery of a next-generation A330neo widebody aircraft.

The aircraft is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and aerodynamic improvements, such as a new wing with ‘Sharklets’ to provide enhanced span, as well as latest cabin technologies.

Additionally, the A330neo offers 25% reduced fuel consumption per seat compared to earlier generation competitors.

Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer said: “We’re pleased to see Air Greenland renew its confidence in the A330 Family and join the growing number of operators who are selecting the A330neo as a logical replacement for their ageing fleets.

Launched in July 2014, Airbus A330neo jetliner includes two versions, the A330-800 and A330-900.

The aircraft is equipped with the latest-generation features including in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity.

When delivered, the new A330-800 will replace Air Greenland’s Airbus A330-200ceo. It will operate between the Arctic island and Denmark starting from end of 2022.

Air Greenland CEO Jacob Nitter Sørensen said: “The A330neo is a fundamental part of Air Greenland’s fleet strategy.

“The new aircraft will, for years to come, offer travellers to and from Greenland a unique inflight experience while leaving the lowest carbon footprint possible.

“The A330neo is a perfect fit for the very challenging task of providing safe and efficient all year passenger, cargo and freight services to and from Greenland.”

In October, Airbus secured European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) certification for its A330-900 251mt Maximum-Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant.

In November last year, Philippines’ low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) purchased 16 long-range A330neo aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus for $4.8bn.