Airbus A330-200

  • CountryEuropean consortium
  • TypeLong range widebody airliner
  • PowerplantsA330-200 - Choice of two 300.3kN (67,500lb) General Electric CF6-80E1A2s, 286.7kN (64,000lb) Pratt & Whitney PW-4164s, or PW-4168s or 302.5kN (68,000lb) RollsRoyce Trent 768 or Trent 772 turbofans.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed 880km/h (475kt) at 33,000ft, economical cruising speed 860km/h (464kt). Range with max passengers and reserves at 230t MTOW 11,850km (6400nm), at 217t MTOW 8890km (4800nm).
  • WeightsA330-200 - Operating empty 120,150kg (264,875lb) with CF6 engines, 120,750kg (266,200lb) with PW4168s, or 120,250kg (265,150lb) with Trents. Max takeoff 230,000-233,000kg (507,050-513,670lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 60.30m (197ft 10in), length 59.00m (193ft 7in), height 16.83m (55ft 2in). Wing area 363.1m2 (3908.4sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Passenger seating arrangements for 256 in three classes or 293 in two classes. Front and rear underbelly cargo holds can take 26 LD3 containers or six freight pallets and passenger baggage.
  • ProductionTotal A330-200 built stood at 108 at June 2002. Deliveries began in April 1998.

The A330-200 is the most up to date part of Airbus' widebody twinjet family and is a long, shortened advancement of the standard A330, created partially as a substitution for the A300-600r and a contender to the 767-300er.

Airbus dispatched advancement of the A330-200 in November 1995, took after by the first client request, for 13 from ILFC, put in February 1996. Initially flight was on August 13 1997, with accreditation and first client deliveries,to ILFC/Canada 3000, in April 1998.

The A330-200 is focused around the A330-300 and imparts close indistinguishable frameworks, airframe, flightdeck and wings, the main significant contrast being the fuselage length. Contrasted and the 300 the A330-200 is 10 casings shorter, along these lines has a general length of 59.00m (193ft 7in), contrasted and 63.70m (209ft 0in) for the standard length air ship. This permits the A330-200 to seat 256 travelers in a three class setup, or then again 293 in two classes.

In light of its diminished length the A330-200 gimmicks augmented flat and vertical tail surfaces (to adjust for the loss of minute arm with the shorter fuselage). An alternate paramount change is the expansion of an inside fuel tank, which expands the A330-200's fuel limit over the 300's, and brings about the 200's 11,850km (6400nm) extent.

Like the A330, motor alternatives are the GE Cf6-80, Pratt & Whitney 4000 arrangement and the Rollsroyce Trent 700.

The A330-200 has sold firmly since its dispatch. Among the starting A330-200 clients are, separated from ILFC, Canada 3000, Korean Air, Austrian, Air Transat, Emirates, Swissair, Sabena, Monarch, Asiana, TAM, and Air Lanka.

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