Airbus A330-200
Airbus A330-200 (Airbus A330-200)

Airbus A330-200 (Airbus A330-200). A photo. Video. Interior layout. Characteristics. Reviews.


The A330-200 is part of the A330 family of wide-body twin-engine aircraft designed for short-to-long haul routes and has the shortest fuselage in its family. The length of the A330-200 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 to compete with the American Boeing 767-300ER and as a replacement for the Airbus A300-600R. The A330-200 modification was developed and built on the basis of the A330-300 aircraft. 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 of the American company Pratt & Whitney are installed. General Electric CF330-200E6 engines are also used on the A80-1.

Each of the installed motors has a capacity of up to 316 kN. The A330-200 also had an increased keel size compared to the larger A330-300 and installed additional fuel tanks, which increased 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

The best seats on the Airbus A330-200 - Aeroflot


In 2001, the Airbus SAS consortium offered air carriers a cargo modification of the A330-200F aircraft. But the initial production of the cargo version did not start until 2007. The first cargo version was manufactured on October 20, 2009. Almost a month later, on November 5, 2009, a cargo A330-200F took to the skies. 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 mXNUMX
  • Wingspan: 60,30 m.
  • Cruising speed: 875 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 920 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 12400 m.
  • Flight range: up to 12500 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 2220 m.
  • path length: 1750 m.
  • Engines: 2 turbojet engines PW4000, RR Trent-700, GE CF6-80E1
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of seats: 253 seats in three classes


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