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Airbus A330-200 (Airbus A330-200)

Airbus A330-200 (Airbus A330-200). A photo. Video. The scheme of the cabin. Specifications. Reviews

The A330-200 airliner is part of the A330 wide-body twin-engine aircraft family, designed for air routes from the near to the far distance and has the shortest fuselage in its family. The length of the A330-200 aircraft is 58,82 meters, which is almost five meters shorter than the original A330-300.

The A330-200 aircraft development program began in November 1995, with the goal of creating competition for the American Boeing 767-300ER, as well as replacing the Airbus A300-600R aircraft. Modification A330-200 was designed and built on the basis of the aircraft A330-300. The wings, equipment and cockpit layout of these aircraft are identical. Under the wings on the pylons of the A330-200, two Rolls-Royce Trent-700 or PW-4000 turbojet engines from Pratt & Whitney are installed. Also on А330-200, General Electric CF6-80Е1 motors are operated.

Each of the installed engines has a capacity of up to 316 kN. The A330-200 also increased the size of the keel compared to the larger A330-300 and installed additional fuel tanks, which made it possible to increase the flight range compared to the older version of the aircraft. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft reaches 275 tons.

A330-200 photo

Airbus A330-200 photo

For the first time A330-200 aircraft took to the skies in August 13 1997 years. A year later, after the passage of air and ground tests, the airliner has received its certificate.

Airbus A330-200 in a typical three-class configuration accommodates seats 253, 293 seats in two classes or up to 406 places in an economical package. When the maximum load is able to commit the flight distance to 12500 kilometers. Ferry same aircraft a range of over 13 thousand kilometers.

Airbus A330 interior scheme

Airbus A330-200 interior scheme

Most of the aircraft cabin space Airbus A330-200 - Aeroflot

In 2001, the consortium “Airbus SAS” offered air carriers a cargo modification of the A330-200F aircraft. But the initial production of the cargo version began only in 2007 year. The first cargo version was manufactured on October 20 2009. Almost a month later, on November 5 2009 of the year, the A330-200F cargo lifted into the sky. The main competitor of this modification is the cargo Boeing 767-300F and McDonnell Douglas DC-10F.

In 2008 year also was promoted Airbus A330-200 with increased takeoff weight. This model received the designation A330-200 HGW.

Airbus A330 Salon

Airbus A330-200 Salon

Since its first release Airbus A330-200 began to sell well. And today, during its operation, the wide-body aircraft is well established in the market for passenger air traffic worldwide, and has become the preferred airplane for many airlines.

Airbus A330-200 aircraft specifications

  • First flight: August 13 1997.
  • Production Years: c 1997 until now
  • Length: 58,82 m.
  • Height: 17,39 m.
  • Empty weight: 120500 kg.
  • Wing area: 361,60 sq.m.
  • Wingspan: 60,30 m.
  • Cruising speed: 875 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 920 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 12400 m.
  • Flight range: to 12500 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 2220 m.
  • path length: 1750 m.
  • Engines: 2 TRD PW4000, RR Trent-700, GE CF6-80Е1
  • Crew: 2 person
  • Number of seats: 253 seats in three classes

A330-200 video

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