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Airbus A330

Airbus  A330

 

The wide-body airliner Airbus A330, manufactured by Airbus SAS, is designed for long-haul airlines.

Airbus SAS officially announced the development of the aircraft in June 1987. Although they started working on the project much earlier. The main objective of this project was to compete with the American aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company in the long-haul airliner market and to replace the A300B2. The basis for the developed aircraft was the Airbus A300B2. The first flight of the Airbus A330-300 took place on November 2, 1992. Test trials continued until December 1994. At the end of 1995, the construction of a shortened version of the A330-200 airliner began, which first took to the skies on August 13, 1997. The certificate for this model was obtained in 1998. The first order for this model was made by Canada-3000 in February 1998. The main competitor for the A330-200 is the American Boeing 767-300ER. The main difference of the younger model A330-200 from the A330-300 is a shorter, by 6 meters, fuselage, which is ten sections, with an equal wing area.

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The A330, as well as the A320 family, uses the Fly-by-Wire system and six multifunctional displays to display all flight information and control the onboard systems. The A330-300 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent700, P&W PW4000 or GE-CF6-80E engines, which meet the ETOPS-180 standard. The A330-300 cabin can accommodate up to 440 passengers of one class.

The A330-300 is the largest twin-engine passenger aircraft of Airbus SAS today.

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.

Military versions include the A330-200 MRTT and A330-200 FSTA (KC-30) models.

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These airplanes can be used both as tanker aircrafts and play the role of transport aviation. The A330-200 MRTT and KC-30 tankers are capable of transporting up to 110 tons of fuel with two aircraft in the air refueling 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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