Longtime aviation professional David (Dave) Pflieger worked for notable airline companies over the course of his career, including Air Pacific, Ltd. As CEO and managing director of Air Pacific, Dave Pflieger, spearheaded the initiative to acquire new aircraft for the company’s fleet and therefore increased flight services and tourism.
In 2013, Fiji Airways, formerly known as Air Pacific, welcomed the latest addition to its fleet, the Airbus A330. The company purchased three airplanes to replace its existing B747 and B767 models, which are less fuel efficient. The new aircraft expanded the company’s flight connections to countries such as India and China, with the possibility of extending service to areas of Europe. Its increased service also created more jobs for professionals in the airline industry.
The Airbus A330 is made of advanced composite materials and ultra-light alloys. Using state-of-the-art technology to design the aircraft, Airbus developed a new wing design for its A330 model that results in improved takeoff and landing performance. Further, the aircraft features three jet engines that reduce maintenance costs and the amount of fuel burned during flight.