• Able to accommodate up to 252 passengers, the A330-800neo is the shorter-fuselage version of Airbus’ A330neo (new engine option) Family of medium-range widebody jetliners

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    The A330-900neo (new engine option) – which will carry up to 310 passengers – is the upgraded version of the A330-300 and incorporates new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines along with aerodynamic improvements and the latest cabin innovations

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    As one of two versions of the A330neo (new engine option) Family, Airbus’ A330-900neo will deliver a 14 per cent fuel-burn reduction per seat to operators from its scheduled service entry in 2017

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    Well established among major carriers around the world, the A330-200 (shown here with Rolls-Royce engines) has become a preferred aircraft for charter and leisure operators, as well as the growing low-cost long-haul market.

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    The A330-200 (shown here with Rolls-Royce engines) is a member of Airbus’ A330 twin-engine widebody family and has the versatility to cover all ranges from short-haul to long-haul routes.

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    Updated passenger cabin features for the A330-200 (shown here with General Electric engines) include state-of-the-art LED lighting, smoother contours with softened lines and new interior styling – all of which provide a lighter, brighter and more spacious interior.

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    Upgrades and improvements to the A330-200 (shown here with General Electric engines) include the introduction of advanced navigation aids and new-generation flight instrumentation, as well as engine upgrades.

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    As a modern jetliner, the A330-200 (shown here with Pratt & Whitney engines) accepts the latest in-flight entertainment, including video-on-demand, mobile telephone and e-mail via satellite.

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    An advantage of the A330-200’s (shown here with Pratt & Whitney engines) fuselage is its large-capacity underfloor cargo holds, which accommodate industry-standard LD3 containers in side-by-side loading.

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    As a member of the popular A330 Family, the A330-300 (shown here with General Electric engines) benefits from demonstrated reliability, performance and unbeatable operating costs to more than 250 airports worldwide.

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    The A330-300 (shown here with General Electric engines) has a range of up to 5,450 nautical miles while carrying 300 passengers in a typical two-cabin arrangement.

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    The A330-300 (shown here with General Electric engines) benefits from Airbus’ technology, which includes its digital fly-by-wire flight controls, a high-efficiency wing, and more than 10 tonnes of lightweight composite structures in its airframe.

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A330 Family

100+ reasons for commercial success

A firm favourite with passengers, the A330 remains the preferred choice for over 100 airlines worldwide who continue to benefit from its proven unrivalled low operating costs. From 30 minutes to 14 hour flights, the A330 offers the most efficient option spanning 200-440 seats, while being one of the most reliable aircraft ever with average dispatch reliability above 99 per cent. 

Passengers enjoy more personal space in the A330, even in economy with 18-inch wide seats as standard. The new A330 Regional is no exception: it is the only widebody which beats the economics of the most efficient single-aisle aircraft.

 A330s are part of the Airbus Widebody Family.

The right aircraft, right now

The world leader

The A330 Family has five in-service members – the A330-200, A330-300, A330-200F, ACJ330 and A330 MRTT – which cover all market segments with one twin-engine aircraft type. The combination of low operating costs, high efficiency, flexibility and optimised performance makes the A330 Family popular with an ever-increasing operator base. 

Airbus has committed to continuously improving the programme since the A330’s service entry. The company spends approximately 150 million euros each year on enhancements and incremental improvements for the A330 jetliner family.

The newest evolution is Airbus’ A330neo (new engine option), which builds on the A330’s proven economics, versatility and reliability while reducing fuel consumption by a further 14 per cent per seat. Composed of two versions – the A330-800neo and A330-900neo (with the same fuselage lengths of today’s A330-200 and A330-300 current engine option jetliners, respectively) – this aircraft incorporates latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines with 112-inch diameter fan for a 10:1 bypass ratio, more seats and new cabin features.

Launched July 2014 at the Farnborough International Airshow, the A330neo will expand operators’ market opportunities with a range capability increase of around 400 nautical miles while carrying more payload. Not only does this widebody jetliner match the cash operating costs per seat of its nearest competitor, the A330neo surpasses it on direct operating costs per seat – and does so while offering greater seat-width comfort in economy class. 

In addition, Airbus has enhanced the A330 product line by offering an increased takeoff weight of 242 tonnes. This upgrade will first be applied to the A330-300 – with service entry planned from mid-2015 – and subsequently to the A330-200, allowing operators to carry additional payload on longer missions. 

Airbus has also announced a lower-weight A330-300 Regional version, which is to enter service in early 2015. This aircraft will be optimised for use on domestic and regional routes in high growth markets – such as China and Asia – with concentrated traffic flows and is sized to accommodate up to approximately 400 passengers. 

A330 qualities

The A330 is the most cost efficient widebody twin aircraft in operation.

The multi-talented A330 Family addresses a full range of operational requirements, including airline passenger and cargo service, VVIP and head-of-state transportation, as well as military airlift and in-flight refuelling.

The varied list of A330 operators around the globe ranges from small and low-cost long-haul operators to the world’s major flag carriers, along with governments and military services, while these widebody jetliners cover diverse routes and missions ranging from 30 minutes to 14 hours.

As one of the most widely-used widebody aircraft in operation today, the A330 order book has surpassed 1,300 firm orders as of September 2014, with more than 1,100 of these aircraft delivered to a global operator base. 

Airbus has been building 10 A330 Family jetliners each month since 2013 – marking the industry’s highest-ever production rate for this aircraft size category. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Airbus will adjust the production rate from 10 to 9 monthly as it transitions toward the A330neo.

The A330 provides exceptional operational flexibility at lowest cost, with right-sized cabins for passenger, freight, VIP and multi-role military applications.  It combines Airbus’ flight-by-wire technology and modern onboard systems with high aerodynamic efficiency for a highly productive aircraft.

Global presence

Global presence

As of Airbus’ milestone 1,000th A330 delivery, some 1.2 billion passengers had been carried by the twin-engine jetliner, with a takeoff or landing performed every 23 seconds.

Excellent short field performance and long range capability enables the A330 to be efficiently utilised both on established routes and expanding markets.  Its capabilities on medium-haul routes also will make the A330-300 an excellent complement to Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB.

Flown by more than 100 operators, the A330 serves over 400 destinations each week.

Proven versatility

Airbus’ popular A330 aircraft have become preferred choices for the world’s largest airlines, low-cost carriers, private and cargo operators, and military services.  

The A330-200F mid-sized freighter version is tailored for long-haul routes and regional operations to feed cargo into hub airports. The aircraft has flown to all continents with a high reliability rate since its 2010 service entry, with some operators using the freighter up to 400 hours per month. 

For the highly-demanding VIP and private markets, the ACJ330 offers top-end luxury, comfort and range; while the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) variant is the most modern aircraft for military services’ in-flight refuelling and airlift requirements.

Based on the A330 Family’s ongoing success, Airbus is also incorporating further enhancements to this widebody product line. The company is introducing an increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 242 tonnes for its A330-200 and A330-300 variants from 2015. With these upgrades, Airbus will have added approximately 50 per cent more range to the A330 since the aircraft's service entry. 

Also expanding the A330 Family’s versatility will be the A330 Regional – planned for certification in 2014, which is to enable an early-2015 service entry. This lower-weight A330-300 version is tailored for regional and domestic operations in high growth areas such as Asia and China, where A330s are already successfully deployed on short- and medium-range routes. The A330 Regional will significantly reduce overall seat-mile costs for operators through important upgrades to its engines, cabin, and design weight, along with the latest cockpit systems. 

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Did you know?

Did you know?
  • The A330-200 and A330-300 are almost identical in all but length. The only  two other key differences are that the centre tank is activated for increased fuel capacity and an extended fin and rudder on the A330-200
  • A330s currently operate to over 300 airports worldwide
  • More than 1.1 billion passengers have flown the A330
  • Every day, the A330 fleet flies the equivalent of 15 times to the moon
  • Every minute, an A330 takes off somewhere in the world

  • An A330 takes-off or lands every 23 seconds of every day