Airbus A330-300 (Airbus A330-300)
Airbus A330-300 (Airbus A330-300)

Airbus A330-300. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.


Development of the Western European twin-engine, widebody, airliner Airbus A330-300 began simultaneously with the development chetyrehdvigatelnogo A340 in June 1987 years. Although these projects are developed in parallel, A330-300 made its first flight after A340, November 2 1992 years. A330-300 was designed as a replacement of obsolete aircraft Airbus A300.

The plane was at the same time the European JAA (Joint Airworthiness Authorities) and the American FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification in October 21 1993 years.


A330-300 photo

A330-300 photo


Putting into operation of the aircraft, and the first commercial delivery took place in December 30 1993 years. The French airline «Air Inter» was the first airline, which has at its disposal Airbus A330-300. The first commercial flight in the aircraft Airbus A330-300 412 with passenger seats made in January 17 1994 years from "Paris - Marseille."


Salon Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-300 (Airbus A330-300) salon


On A330-300 been used a number of technologies used on A320. For example, such as digital control system «fly-by-wire», joysticks «sidestick», as the flight control system of levers and a new flight instrument EFIS (Electronic flight instrument system), consisting of six liquid crystal multifunction displays.

On A330-300 installed two motors General Electric CF6-80E1A2 power 300.3kN or Pratt & Whitney PW-4164 power 284.7kN. Also in this type of aircraft used engines Rolls Royce Trent-768 and Trent-772 304.6 kN capacity.

Fuselage A330-300 though based on the aircraft's predecessor A300 B2 / B4, but has a greater length. The economical arrangement it is able to carry up to 440 passengers. The three class layout accommodates 295 335 seats and beds, in two class modification. The load compartments of aircraft able to accommodate up to 32 LD3 type of aircraft container, the volume of which is equal to 4,5 cubic meters. Range airliner flight with a maximum load of 10800 kilometers that 2500 thousand kilometers lower than that of her younger model A330-200.

C July 1999 years «Airbus SAS» offers a modified version of the aircraft received the informal name of Airbus A330-300X. This modification slightly modified instrument panel in the cockpit, which has a new navigation equipment and an additional fuel tank. Also, the airline offers and cargo version of the plane A330-300F.


Most of the aircraft cabin space Airbus A330-300 - Aeroflot


Driving Airbus A330-300 salon

Airbus A330-300 interior schemes


The main rival for Airbus airliners A330-300 are American Boeing 787-9 и Boeing 777-200ER.

Among the major airlines, which currently operates on the routes with the help of aircraft A330-300, are: Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Air Canada, Qatar Airways, China Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia AirlinesAnd other airlines.


Technical characteristics of the aircraft Airbus A330-300


  • First flight: November 2 1992 years
  • Production Years: c 1993 until now
  • Length: 63,69 m.
  • Height: 16,83 m.
  • Empty weight: 123100 kg.
  • Wing area: 361,60 sq.m.
  • Wingspan: 60,30 m.
  • Cruising speed: 870 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 920 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 12400 m.
  • Range: up to 10800 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 2500 m.
  • path length: 1755 m.
  • Engines: 2 turbofan GE Aviation CF6, Rolls-Royce Trent-700 or P & W PW-4000.
  • Crew: 2 person
  • Number of seats: 295 - 440 places


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