Airbus A330
Airbus A330

Airbus A330


Wide-body airliner Airbus A330, aircraft company «Airbus SAS», designed for long-haul airlines.

The company "Airbus SAS" officially announced the beginning of the development of the aircraft in June 1987. Although work on the project began much earlier. The main objective of this project was in competition with the US aircraft construction company The Boeing Company in the market of long-haul airliners, as well as for the replacement of A300B2. Airbus A300V2 served as the basis for the developed aircraft. The first flight of Airbus A330-300 took place on 2 November 1992. Testing continued until December 1994 year. At the end of 1995, the construction of a shorter version of the A330-200 liner began, which first climbed into the sky at 13 August 1997. The certificate for this model was received in 1998 year. The first order for this model was made by the company "Canada-3000" in February 1998. The main competitor for the A330-200 is the American Boeing 767-300ER. The main difference between the younger model A330-200 from A330-300 is the shorter, at 6 meters, fuselage, which is ten sections, with an equal wing area.

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On A330 well as on the family applied A320 system Fly-by-Wire and six multifunction display to display all the flight information and control systems on board. Cravings in A330-300 provide two motor «Rolls-Royce Trent700», «P & W PW4000» or «GE-CF6-80E», compliant ETOPS-180. Salon A330-300 440 allows you to place up to a certain class of passengers.

Today A330-300 is the largest twin-engined passenger aircraft company «Airbus SAS».

But 330-d is used not only as a passenger liner. On this basis it is made as transport and military options. Modification A330-200F applies to cargo aircraft medium-scale, designed for long-haul flights.

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Cargo A330 capable of carrying on board more than 70 tons of cargo.

By the military modifications are models A330-200 MRTT and A330-200 FSTA (KC-30).

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These planes can be used as aircraft refueling, and play the role of air transport. Refueling A330-200 MRTT and KC-30 110 able to carry up to tons of fuel from the dressing down of two planes simultaneously.


Characteristics Airbus A330-300:

Years of production: 1987 - present.

Empty weight: 123100 kg. (120500 kg. In A330-200)

Length: 63,69 m (58,82m. A330 in-200)

Height: 16,83 m. (17,39m. A330 in-200)

Wingspan: 60,30 m.

Wing area: 361,6 sq.m.

The diameter of the fuselage: 5,64 m.

Cruising speed: 840 km / h.

Maximum speed: 990 km / h.

Range of flight: 10800 km. (13400 km. From A330-200)

Ceiling: 12500 m.

the run length: 2500 m.

path length: 1750 m.

The number of passenger seats: 240 - 440 places

Crew: 2 person


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