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Airbus A330-300  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: 718
Unitary Cost: USD$254 million
Also Known As: A330-343
Origin: France, Germany and United Kingdom
Corporations: Airbus
Parent System: Airbus A330
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: 1,714
Family Members: Airbus A330 Regional, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-200F, Airbus A330-200P2F, Airbus A330-300P2F, Airbus A330-800neo and Airbus A330-900neo
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Description: The Airbus A330 is a twin-engine, wide-body, long range airliner capable of carrying between 240 and 350 passengers over a range of 10,400 kilometers (5,600 nautical miles). It provides a high degree of comfort thanks to its spacious layout. The first ever A330 airliner, an A330-300 model, entered service in 1994. Externally, the A330 is similar to the Airbus A340 excepting for the number of engines because both were developed simultaneously by Airbus to meet the requirements of extended and long range commercial aviation in the 200- to 400-seat category. The A330/340 family features optimized performance and design for lower operating costs.
The A330 airliner family currently can be powered by Rolls Royce's Trent 700, General Electric's CF6-80E1 or Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 turbofan engines. In addition to its seating capacity, the A330 airliner can transport cargo (pallets or/and containers) thanks to its voluminous underfloor holds. The cargo capacity is very appreciated because generates additional revenues for the airline. In fact, some airlines have operated the A330 as a freighter with cargo and no passengers onboard at overnight flights. Airbus has also developed a dedicated freighter variant and a conversion program for existing A330 passenger aircraft.
The twin-engine Airbus A330-300 entered service in 1994. It can transport 295 passengers in a three-class cabin layout or 335 in a two-class configuration over a range of 10,400 kilometers (5,600 nautical miles). It has been optimized for medium- to long-range flights.

Airbus A330-300 Applications

Freighters Beluga XL

Airbus A330 Orders

Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330 items 1997-2015

View full report Chart includes Airbus A330-300 (601), Airbus A330-200 (524), Airbus A330-900neo (151), Airbus A330-200F (110), Airbus A330 Regional (40), Airbus A330-800neo (6)
5,1997,1 14,1998,4 61,1999,33 16,2000,6 19,2001,14 18,2002,10 31,2003,14 65,2004,42 78,2005,17 74,2006,27 245,2007,49 125,2008,74 29,2009,14 83,2010,43 80,2011,61 80,2012,57 74,2013,50 203,2014,35 132,2015,50

Airbus A330-300 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 335
Height: 16.5 meter
Length: 64 meter
Wingspan: 60 meter
Max Range: 10,400 kilometer (5,616 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 286 mps (1,030 kph)
Max Takeoff Weight: 234 ton (515,653 pound)
Min Weight: 122 ton
Payload: 45,900 kilogram
Thrust: 144,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Airbus A330-300 News

There are 113 news between
22 Nov 2006 and 9 Nov 2015
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Monday, November 9, 2015IAG Firms Up Order for 4 Aibus A330s and 15 A320neos
Friday, November 6, 2015Lion Air Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A330-300
Tuesday, October 6, 2015BOC Aviation Selects GE CF6-80E1 Engines for Two New Airbus A330-300 Aircraft
Wednesday, September 9, 2015RwandAir Firms Order for One Airbus A330-200 and One A330-300 Jetliners
Tuesday, June 30, 2015China Aviation Supplies Holding Company Signs Agreement for 45 Airbus A330s and 30 Options
Tuesday, June 16, 2015EVA Air Intends to Order Four Additional Airbus A330-300s
Thursday, May 28, 2015First 242-ton Airbus A330-300 Delivered to Delta Air Lines
Wednesday, April 1, 2015EASA Certifies the 242-ton Airbus A330-300 Version
Monday, January 12, 2015First 242 Tonne Take-off Weight A330-300 Successfully Completes First Flight
Monday, December 15, 2014AirAsia X Selects Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and Trent 7000 Engines to Power 65 A330s

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Qantas (7)
Aircraft ordered by Gulf Air (20)
Aircraft ordered by Cathay Pacific Airways (37); Hong Kong Airlines (5); Dragonair (1); China Eastern Airlines (20); CASGC (92); China Southern Airlines (8)
Aircraft ordered by Finnair (7)
Aircraft ordered by Corsairfly (2)
Aircraft ordered by Lufthansa (19)
Aircraft ordered by Air Caraibes (1)
Aircraft ordered by Garuda Indonesia (15)
Aircraft ordered by Aer Lingus (9)
Aircraft ordered by AirAsia X (50 - including 15 aircraft ordered by Fly Asian Express in 2007); Malaysia Airlines (15)
Aircraft ordered by Oman Air (6)
Aircraft ordered by Philippine Airlines (20)
Aircraft ordered by Aeroflot (11); Transaero Airlines (8)
Aircraft ordered by Rwandair (1)
Saudi Arabia12
Aircraft ordered by Saudi Arabian Airlines (12)
Aircraft ordered by Singapore Airlines (34)
South Korea25
Aircraft ordered by Korean Air (22); Asiana Airlines (3)
Aircraft ordered by Iberia (8)
Sri Lanka6
Aircraft ordered by SriLankan Airlines (6)
Aircraft ordered by SAS (4)
Aircraft ordered by SWISS (14)
Aircraft ordered by TransAsia Airways (2); China Airlines (16); EVA Air (4)
Aircraft ordered by Thai Airways International (27)
Aircraft ordered by Turkish Airlines (25)
United Arab Emirates30
Aircraft ordered by Emirates (30)
United Kingdom6
Aircraft ordered by Virgin Atlantic Airways (6)
United States of America89
Aircraft ordered by GECAS (12); ALC (11); Delta Airlines (10); US Airways (30); GATX (6); Northwest Airlines (20)
Aircraft ordered by Vietnam Airlines (1)

Grand Total 65730
Turbofan Engines
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