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A330-200

Airbus A330-200

Type (Muster)
Widebody medium/long-range airliner (Mittel- und Langstrecken-Verkehrsflugzeug mit zwei Triebwerken)

Country (Land)
France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom

Manufacturer (Hersteller)
Airbus Industrie
1, Rond Point Maurice Bellonte
F-31707 Blagnac
France
Phone: 0033-5/6193-3387
Fax: 0033-5/6193-4955



General (Allgemeine Angaben)
Crew (Besatzung): 2
Passengers (Passagiere): 253 in three-class arrangement (12 first + 36 business +205) or 293 in two-class (30 + 263) or 380 in single class
Freight (Fracht): 26 x LD3 containers in cargo hold plus bulk items (19,7 cu m)

Power plant (Antrieb): 2 x turbofans under wings, at thrust levels of 302 to 316 kN (68800 - 71100 lbs). Clearance for 180 minutes ETOPS available. Options include:
   - General Electric CF6-80E1A4 (67500 lbs to 70000 lbs)
   - Pratt & Whitney PW4168 (64000 lbs to 68000 lbs)
   - Rolls-Royce Trent 772 (67500 lbs to 71100 lbs)



Dimensions (Abmessungen)
Length (Länge): 59,00 m
Height (Höhe): 17,89 m
Fuselage cross-section (Rumpfquerschnitt): 5,64 m
Span (Spannweite): 60,30 m
Wing area (Flügelfläche): 362 sq m


Weights (Massen)
Operating weight empty (Einsatz-Leermasse): 120,2 tons
Max. payload (Max. Nutzlast):36,4 tons
Fuel (Kraftstoff): 139100 litres (Liter), in wing and centre-section tanks
Max. landing weight (Max. Landemasse): 180 tons
Max. take-off weigth (Max. Startmasse): 230 tons


Performance (Flugleistungen)
Optimum cruise speed (optimale Reisegeschwindigkeit): Mach 0.82
Max. cruise speed (max. Reisegeschw.): Mach 0.86 / 926 km/h
Service ceiling (max. Flughöhe): 12350 m
Range (Reichweite): 12000 km (with 253 passengers and baggage) or 9900 km (with 380 pax and baggage) or 7900 km (with 253 pax, baggage and 23,7 tons of cargo)
Take-off distance, sea level,ISA +15C (Startstrecke): 2713m (230 tons)
Landing distance, sea level, ISA +15C (Landestrecke): 1720m (182 tons)


Customers (Kunden)
At the end of 1999, 119 A330-200 have been ordered. The following airlines and leasing companies have signed agreements for the A330-200:
  • Air 2000: 4 (P&W engines)
  • Air Afrique: 4 (P&W engines)
  • Air Lanka: 6 (RR engines)
  • Aer Lingus: 2 (GE engines)
  • Airtours International: 4 (RR engines)
  • Asiana: 6 (P&W engines)
  • Austrian Airlines: 4 (P&W engines. First aircraft was accepted on 21 August 1998)
  • CIT Group: 10 (P&W / RR engines)
  • Emirates: 18 (RR engines)
  • GATX Flightlease: 12 (engines N/A)
  • Gulf Air: 6 (RR engines)
  • ILFC: 34 (P&W, RR engines)
  • Korean Air: 6 (P&W engines)
  • Leisure International Airlines: 2 (PW engines)
  • Monarch: 2 (RR engines)
  • Sabena: 6 (P&W engines)
  • Swissair: 18 (P&W engines)
  • TAM: 5 (Pratt & Whitney PW4068A engines)
  • Unannounced: 23 + 14 options


Costs (Kosten)
Development costs are expected to be 450 million US-Dollars. Sticker price for the A330-200 is around 112 - 118 million US-Dollars in mid-1998, ten million or so more than a Boeing 767-300ER but roughly the same as a Boeing 767-400ER


Competition (Konkurrenz)
Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 767-400ER
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) MD-11


Remarks (Bemerkungen)
The -200 is a long-range development of the basic A330, with a shortened fuselage (5,3 m) and bigger fin. The programme was launched on 24. November 1995, with a first order by ILFC coming in in March 1996. Flight testing began on 13. August 1997 with a four-hour sortie from Toulouse. The crew on the maiden flight included test pilots William Wainwright and Bernd Schäfer. The first A330-200 is powered by General Electric CF6-80E1-engines, but the Pratt-powered variant was flown in December, and the Rolls-engined version flew 24 June 1998.
Certification by the FAA and the JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) as well as Transport Canada was achieved on March 31, 1998 covering the GE-engined variant. By that time, the type had logged 169 flights and 380 flying hours. Certification for the PW4000 engines was achieved in May 1998 . The first CF6-powered A330-200 entered service with Canada 3000 (leased from ILFC) on 29 May 1998. In 1999, Swissair is operating the largest A330-200 fleet with 12 planes.


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