Monday, June 20, 2011

Airbus A330 Wide Body aircraft

Airbus A330 is a commercial civilian aircraft-range medium-to-distant large-capacity, wide-bodied. It was developed at the same time with a four-engined Airbus A340. It is estimated that the aircraft was replaced by the Airbus A350. The aircraft was developed from the [Airbus A300]], wide-body aircraft Airbus is a highly successful debut in the market.


Dimensions A330-200 A330-300
The total length of 58.8 m 63.6 m
High (up to horizontal tail) 17:40 m 16.85 m
Body diameter 5.64 m
Cabin width max. 5:28 m
Cabin length 45.0 m 50.35 m
Wing length (geometric) 60.3 m
Wing area (reference) 361.6 m²
Wave wing (25% chord) 30 degrees
Wheel base 22.2 m 25.6 m
10.69 m Wheel Path


A330 Airbus wanted to compete directly in the market ETOPS (Extended Twin-engine Operations), especially with the Boeing 767.

A330 body and wing are similar to the smaller A340 variants, although it has different engines. The design of the basic airframe is inherited from the Airbus A330 and A300 using the system fly-by-wire and flightdeck from the Airbus A320. Both the A330 and A340 are assembled on the final assembly line at Toulouse-Blagnac, France.

In April 2011, the number of ordered A330 reached 1.122 units and 780 aircraft have been delivered.


There are two main variants of the A330. A330-300 was launched in 1987 with the inaugural flight in 1993. A330-200 was launched in 1995, was introduced in 1998 and came up with a version of passengers, cargo and tanker.


Airbus developed the A330-200 variants to rival the Boeing 767-300ER, which was then actively penetrate the market. This is due to sales of the A330-300 which is less encouraging at the time, and the airlines will demand smaller aircraft and a greater distance. A330-200 is similar to the A340-200 or a shortened version of the A330-300. A340-200 with sales of less (only 28 aircraft built), Airbus decided to use the A340-200 fuselage with the wings and engine A330-300. Significantly improved the economics of the aircraft and make the model more popular than the four-engined variant.

Vertical fin is taller than the A330-300 to restore its effectiveness due to their short fuselage. This variant has additional fuel capacity and, like the A330-300, has a MTOW of 233 tonnes. Distance with 253 passengers in three class configuration is 12.500 km (6.750 nautical miles).

Machines supplied by two General Electric CF6 engines-80E, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 700. All engines are ETOPS-180 min. The first deliveries, to ILFC / Canada 3000, in April 1998.

A330-200 has sold a lot since its launch, rival Boeing 767 with a ratio of 23: 9 in 2004. As a result, Boeing has asked the Rolls Royce and GE to design engines that allow the Boeing 787 Dreamliner 15% more economical than the A330-200.

A330-200 can be equated with 767-400ER and the 787-9 will equal the future.


During the glory A300-600F and A310F, Airbus began marketing a derivative of the A330-200 cargo sektiar 2000-2001, although it was not launched until then. A330-200F appeared at the Farnborough Air Show in 2006 and received the go-ahead in January 2007. Its inaugural flight took place on November 5, 2009.

A330-200F cargo plane is a medium-sized remote that can carry 64 tons of cargo nearly 4.000 NM (7.400 km), or 69 tonnes up to 3,200 NM (5,930 km). This aircraft has a cargo loading system is a versatile main-deck that can carry containers and pallets. Several loading done on the main deck, 23 pallets for Side-by-Side (SBS), at high volume, high value commodities or loading Single Row (SR) 16 pallets (96 "x 96" x125 "SR) and / or nine AMA containers on cargo market.

The aircraft uses two engines Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 700.

Orders 68 Airbus aircraft have been locked out of six airlines: Interpid Aviation Group (20), Guggenheim Aviation Partners (6), Flyington Freighters (12), Avion Aircraft Trading (8), Etihad Airways (3), MNG Airlines (2) and ACT Airlines (2). Delivery began in 2009.

Other wide-bodied cargo aircraft is the B767-300F, DC-10F, MD-11F, and Boeing 777F.


A330-300, which performs its maiden flight in 1993, built as a replacement for the A300. The aircraft is based on the weight of stretched A300-600 but with wings, and the software equalizer fly-with-new wiring.

A330-300 carrying 295 passengers in a three-class cabin configuration (335 in second class and 440 in single class) with a distance of 10.500 km (5.650 NM). This aircraft has a large cargo capacity, comparable to the first Boeing 747. Some airlines do cargo flights after midnight passenger flights during the day.

The aircraft uses two General Electric CF6 engines-80E, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 700, all of which rated ETOPS-180. U.S. Airways is the launch airline in the United States with semibilan A330-300.

A330-300 can be equated with the Boeing 777-200 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11, which is now no longer manufactured.


Version of the Multi-Role Transport and Tanker (MRTT) of the A330-200 provides fuel to fly and strategic transport. Today, the aircraft has been operated by Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK. KC-30, a derivative of the A330 is similar to the MRTT, KC-X contract from U.S. Air Force for 179 aircraft fleet fuel and replace the KC-135nya. EADS placed with Northrop Grumman for the purchase, the rival KC-767.