• 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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Technology

Modern efficiency

A330 economy class
A330 economy class

From nose to tail, the A330 incorporates the best in Airbus technology and innovation. It is manufactured using the world-leading commercial production techniques, which include advanced composite materials and ultra-light alloys to reduce aircraft weight, ease maintenance and increase airframe lifetime.  The A330’s optimised wing design ensures the best takeoff and landing performance in all conditions, as well as high-efficiency flight at cruise.

Airbus innovation is evident throughout the A330 passenger cabin as well. Improvements in interior illumination – including the option for mood lighting – provide the right ambience on even the longest flights. Overhead stowage bins create additional room for carry-on luggage, which helps facilitate passenger boarding and deplaning.  Even the area below the main cabin has been the focus of Airbus innovation: the company is a pioneer in utilising lower deck space for options such as crew rest areas and lavatories.

The A330 has state-of-the-art technology, thanks to continuous investment and development of the program.

Ever better for passengers

The A330 benefits from continuous improvements that bring the latest technology aboard, making it a highly attractive aircraft for airlines and their passengers.  Airbus operators are now able to offer worldwide broadband connectivity services via the Internet and with mobile telephones. The first line-fit connectivity solution from any aircraft manufacturer is Airbus’ ALNA V2 (AirLine Network Architecture). With this platform, passengers can use their own wireless communication devices such as mobile phones, smart phones and laptops in flight as they do on the ground.

Powering the future

Powering the future

The manufacturers of all three jet engines offered on the A330 have introduced enhancements that lower the amount of fuel burned and reduce maintenance costs.  

Such improvements are offered by Pratt & Whitney on the “Advantage70” version of its PW4000 engine, by General Electric with the “Tech CF6” updates to its CF6 powerplant, and on Rolls-Royce’s “Trent700 EP” version of the Trent 700.

Flying farther

The A330 is the first aircraft to be certificated to fly long-distance routes that previously were not authorised for twin-engine airliners.  Its approval for flights with ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) of up to 240 minutes allows for improved routings that shorten flight time, reduce fuel burned, lower emissions, as well as enhance schedule reliability.

Additionally, the A330 is the first widebody aircraft qualified for Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required (RNP-AR), which enables it to access airfields located in challenging terrain and with limited navigational infrastructure.  This also allows operation with reduced weather minima and contributes to schedule reliability and positions the A330 for the next generation of Air Traffic Control.

Enhanced maintenance

Enhanced maintenance

Thanks to its robustness and its proven reliability, maintenance programme intervals have been continuously escalated, based on experience  since the A330’s entry in to service. 

The latest changes bring the aircraft’s “A Check” at 800 flight hours and the structural check to 12 years, leading to a total maintenance cost reduction of 21 per cent since the launch of the A330 program.

Takeoff weight increase

The A330-200 is now available with a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 238 tonnes, a 5-tonne increase of over the previous highest option. This gives a range extension over 300 nautical miles and a payload increase of up to 3.4 tonnes.

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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