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

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

Development of the West European twin-engine, wide-body, passenger airliner Airbus A330-300 began simultaneously with the development of the four-engine A340, in June 1987 of the year. Although these projects developed in parallel, A330-300 made its first flight after A340, 2 November 1992 of the year. The A330-300 was developed as a replacement for the outdated Airbus A300.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

The launch of the aircraft and the first commercial delivery took place on December 30 1993. French airline Air Inter was the first airline to receive the Airbus A330-300. The first commercial flight of the Airbus A330-300 with 412 passenger seats made 17 January 1994 on the route Paris-Marseille.

Salon Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-300 (Airbus A330-300) salon

On A330-300 a number of technologies used on A320 were applied. For example, such as the digital control system “fly-by-wire”, the joystick “sidestick”, as levers of flight control, and the new flight instrument system EFIS (Electronic flight instrument system), consisting of six liquid crystal multi-function displays.

Two General Electric CF330-300E6A80 engines with 1K or Pratt & Whitney PW-2 300.3K with two engines are installed on the A4164-284.7. Also on this type of aircraft used engines Rolls Royce Trent-768 and Trent-772 with power 304.6 kN.

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.

Airbus A330-300 aircraft specifications

  • First flight: November 2 1992 of the year
  • 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.
  • Flight range: to 10800 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 2500 m.
  • path length: 1755 m.
  • Engines: GE Aviation CFNNXX XDUMX TRD, Rolls-Royce Trent-2 or P & W PW-6.
  • Crew: 2 person
  • Passenger seats: 295 - 440 seats

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