The latest Airbus jet staged a flypast over the Broughton wing factory today (Monday, June 18).

The Airbus A330-900neo cruised past overhead at lunchtime as it starts function and reliability tests.

Airbus A330neo flying over Airbus Broughton en route to function & reliability tests. Picture courtesy of Ryan Bardsley

It is visiting 15 cities worldwide to test aircraft readiness for airline operations.

Workers who have assembled the wings in Flintshire were given the chance to take their first look at the completed jet in the air, the Daily Post reports .

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Ryan Bardsley watched the plane pass over - capturing pictures of the flypast.

He said: "The plane came north over Broughton and circled the airport, then performed a low pass and headed for Nantes and St Nazaire which are two other Airbus factories which make different component of Airbus planes."

A spokesman said: "The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations.

"After a fly past over Airbus’ European sites, the A330neo will head for 15 major airports worldwide over five continents, aiming at achieving 150 Flight Test Hours in three trips.

"The route proving tests are performed with the first A330-900 production aircraft, fully equipped with an Airspace by Airbus cabin and flying in launch operator’s Tap Air Portugal colours.

"The aircraft first flew on May 15 launching flight-tests to check cabin systems such as air conditioning.

"The route proving tests form part of the last trials required for aircraft Type Certification scheduled for summer 2018."

Launched in July 2014, the A330neo family is the new generation A330, comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900.

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB inspired Sharklets.

The cabin provides the comfort of the new "Airspace" amenities.