Airbus A330-300

  • CountryEuropean consortium
  • TypeLarge capacity medium to long range airliner
  • PowerplantsA330-300 - Choice of two 300.3kN (67,500lb) General Electric CF6-80E1A2s, 284.7kN (64,000lb) Pratt & Whitney PW-4164s, or PW-4168s or 304.6kN (68,000lb) RollsRoyce Trent 768 or Trent 772 turbofans. Long range A330 choice of P&W PW-4164s or PW-4168s or RR Trent 768s or 772s or 324kN (73,000lb) PW-4173s.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed 880km/h (475kt) at 33,000ft, economical cruising speed 860km/h (464kt). Range with 335 pax and reserves 8340km (4500nm) with CF6s, or 8430km (4550nm) with P&W engines, or 8600km (4640nm) with Trents. A330 longer range version with max passengers range 10,185km (5,500nm).
  • WeightsA330-300 - Operating empty 121,870kg (268,675lb) with CF6 engines, 122,460kg (269,975lb) with PW-4000s, and 121,970kg (268,900lb) with Trents. Max takeoff 212,000kg (467,380lb). Long range A330 - Operating empty 122,780kg (270,675lb) with PW4000s or 122,210kg (269,425lb) with CF6s, 122,300kg (269,625lb) with Trents, max takeoff 217,000kg (478,400lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 60.30m (197ft 10in), length 63.69m (210ft 0in), height 16.83m (55ft 2in). Wing area 363.1m2 (3908.4sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Passenger seating arrangements for 295 in three classes or 335 in two class (30 premium class at 2+3+2 and 305 economy at 2+4+2). Max passengers in high density configuration 440. Front and rear underbelly cargo holds can take 32 LD3 containers or 11 pallets.
  • ProductionTotal orders stood at 177 at late 1998, of which over 70 were in service.

The A330-200 is the most up to date part of Airbus' widebody twinjet family and is a long go, abbreviated improvement 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, emulated by the first client request, for 13 from ILFC, put in February 1996. Initially flight was on August 13 1997, with affirmation 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 real contrast being the fuselage length. Contrasted and the 300 the A330-200 is 10 edges shorter, thus has a general length of 59.00m (193ft 7in), contrasted and 63.70m (209ft 0in) for the standard length airplane. This permits the A330-200 to seat 256 travelers in a three class setup, or then again 293 in two classes.

Due to its diminished length the A330-200 peculiarities augmented even and vertical tail surfaces (to make up for the loss of minute arm with the shorter fuselage). An alternate essential change is the expansion of a focal point fuel tank, which builds 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 determinedly since its dispatch. Among the introductory 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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