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Airbus A330
Airbus A330

Airbus A330


Wide-body airliner Airbus A330, aircraft company «Airbus SAS», designed for long-haul airlines.

The company «Airbus SAS» officially announced the beginning of the development of the aircraft in June 1987 years. Although the project started to work much earlier. The main objective of this project was in competition with the US aircraft manufacturer «The Boeing Company» in the market of long-haul aircraft, as well as to replace A300B2. The basis for the developed aircraft Airbus A300V2 served. The first flight of Airbus A330-300 held in November 2 1992 years. Test test lasted until December 1994 years. At the end of the year 1995 began construction of a truncated version of the liner A330-200, which first took to the skies in August 13 1997 years. Certificate for this model was obtained by 1998. The first order for this model has made the company «Canada-3000» February 1998 years. The main competitor for the aircraft A330-200 is an American Boeing 767-300ER. The main difference between the entry-level A330-200 from A330-300 is shorter, at 6 meters, fuselage, which is ten sections, with an equal area of ​​the wing.

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On A330 well as on the family applied A320 system Fly-by-Wire and six multifunction display to display all the flight information and control systems on board. Cravings in A330-300 provide two motor «Rolls-Royce Trent700», «P & W PW4000» or «GE-CF6-80E», compliant ETOPS-180. Salon A330-300 440 allows you to place up to a certain class of passengers.

Today A330-300 is the largest twin-engined passenger aircraft company «Airbus SAS».

But 330-d is used not only as a passenger liner. On this basis it is made as transport and military options. Modification A330-200F applies to cargo aircraft medium-scale, designed for long-haul flights.

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Cargo A330 capable of carrying on board more than 70 tons of cargo.

By the military modifications are models A330-200 MRTT and A330-200 FSTA (KC-30).

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These planes can be used as aircraft refueling, and play the role of air transport. Refueling A330-200 MRTT and KC-30 110 able to carry up to tons of fuel from the dressing down of two planes simultaneously.


Characteristics Airbus A330-300:

Years of production: 1987 - present.

Empty weight: 123100 kg. (120500 kg. In A330-200)

Length: 63,69 m (58,82m. A330 in-200)

Height: 16,83 m. (17,39m. A330 in-200)

Wingspan: 60,30 m.

Wing area: 361,6 sq.m.

The diameter of the fuselage: 5,64 m.

Cruising speed: 840 km / h.

Maximum speed: 990 km / h.

Range of flight: 10800 km. (13400 km. From A330-200)

Ceiling: 12500 m.

the run length: 2500 m.

path length: 1750 m.

The number of passenger seats: 240 - 440 places

Crew: 2 person


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