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 West European twin-engine, wide-body, passenger airliner Airbus A330-300 began simultaneously with the development of the four-engine A340, in June 1987. Although these projects developed in parallel, the A330-300 made its maiden flight after the A340 on November 2, 1992. The A330-300 was developed as a replacement for the outdated Airbus A300.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 aircraft was put into operation and the first commercial delivery took place on December 30, 1993. The French airline "Air Inter" became the first airline to receive an Airbus A330-300 at its disposal. The Airbus A330-300, with 412 passenger seats, made its first commercial flight on January 17, 1994 on the Paris-Marseille route.


Airbus A330-300 cabin

Airbus A330-300 (Airbus A330-300) salon


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

The A330-300 is powered by two General Electric CF6-80E1A2 300.3kN or Pratt & Whitney PW-4164 284.7kN. Also on this type of aircraft are used Rolls Royce Trent-768 and Trent-772 engines with a capacity of 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 LinesAir 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
  • Production Years: c 1993 until now
  • Length: 63,69 m.
  • Height: 16,83 m.
  • Empty weight: 123100 kg.
  • Wing area: 361,60 mXNUMX
  • Wingspan: 60,30 m.
  • Cruising speed: 870 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 920 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 12400 m.
  • Flight range: up to 10800 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 2500 m.
  • path length: 1755 m.
  • Engines: 2 turbofan engines GE Aviation CF6, Rolls-Royce Trent-700 or P&W PW-4000.
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of passenger seats: 295 - 440 seats


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