A veteran of the flight industry, David (Dave) Pflieger held leadership roles for various airlines servicing tropical regions, such as Fiji and Hawaii. Among his positions, he served as chief executive officer and managing director of Air Pacific Ltd for three years. Under the leadership of Dave Pflieger, Air Pacific introduced its updated brand in 2013 with the reveal of the Airbus A330, the newest addition to the airline’s fleet.
Found in more than 100 fleets around the world, the Airbus A330 is a versatile aircraft that supports both short- and long-distance trips. In fact, the model can stay in flight for up to 15 hours and possesses the capability of in-flight refueling and military airlift. The plane, featuring fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent twin engines, is one of the most-used wide-body aircraft in operation to date, with more than 1,100 sold. This is due in large part to its craftsmanship, which results in a 14 percent reduction of fuel usage per seat.
Airbus plans to release an enhanced A330 model in 2015, which features increased takeoff weights, allowing airline operators to carry more payload. Additionally, a lower-weight aircraft will be launched in the same family in the near future. Dubbed the A330-300 Regional, the lighter plane will be used in domestic and regional transport for markets such as China. Each plane will accommodate an estimated 400 passengers.
About David Pflieger
David Pflieger - Senior Airline Executive