Airbus A330 Specs – What can this popular long haul twin jet do?

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A330 Specs

There are currently three main variants of the Airbus Industries A330.  Two more variants are being planned at the moment and we will be adding these to the Airbus A330 specs as shown below.

Airbus announced on 14 July 2014 that they were commencing the project for the A330neo. This will come out in two variants, the A330 800neo and the A330 900neo. The first flight is expected in mid 2016 with the first aircraft entering service in late 2017.  See the specs here or a fuller story here.

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Airbus A330 scheme

The Airbus Industries A330 200 variant compared to the 300.

Airbus A330_200F Air France

An Air France Airbus Industries A330 200.

Airbus A330 and A330neo Specification Table

Below is a table that shows the difference between the five Airbus A330ceo and Airbus A330neo variants.

A330-200ceo

A330-200F (Freight)

A330-300ceo

A330-800neo

A330-900neo

Range

13,430 km (7,250 NM) 7,400 km (4,000 NM) 10,830 km (5,850 NM)  13,900 km (7,500 NM)  12,130 km (6,550 NM)

Average Price (USD millions)

US$229.0 Million US$232.2 Million US$253.7 Million  US$249.6 Million  US$284.6 Million
Seating (Typical 3 Class) 253 N/A 295  257  287
Seating (Typical 2 Class) 293 N/A 335 High Density 406 High Density 440
Length 58.82 Metres 63.69 Metres  58.82 Metres  63.69 Metres
Wing span 60.3 Metres  64 Metres
Tail Height 17.39 Metres 16.90 Metres 16.83 Metres  TBA  TBA
Fuselage Width (Exterior) 5.64 Metres  TBA  TBA
Cabin width (Interior) 5.28 Metres  TBA  TBA
Wheelbase 24.86 Metres 28.67 Metres 33.10 Metres  TBA  TBA
Freight Capacity 136 Cubic Metres 70 tonnes 168.8 Cubic Metres  TBA TBA
Operating Empty Weight 119,600 kg 109,000 kg 124,500 kg  TBA TBA
Maximum Take off Weight 233,000 kg 227,000 kg 230,000 kg  242,200 kg
Takeoff distance at MTOW (Sea level) 2,220 m (7,280 ft) N/A 2,500 m (8,200 ft)  TBA TBA
Maximum Landing Weight 180,000 kg 185,000 kg 186,000 kg 191,000 kg
Cruise Speed Mach 0.82  TBA  TBA
Maximum Cruise Speed Mach 0.86  TBA  TBA
Maximum Operating Speed Mach 0.89  TBA  TBA
Maximum Fuel Capacity 139,090 Litres 97,530 Litres  139,090 Litres
Service Ceiling 41,100 feet 41,100 feet 41,100 feet  TBA  TBA
Maximum Service Ceiling 42,651 feet 42,651 feet 42,651 feet  TBA  TBA
Engine Option 1 General Electric CF6-80E1. 70,000 lbf (311 kN) Pratt & Whitney PW4000. 70,000 lbf (311 kN) General Electric CF6-80E1. 70,000 lbf (311 kN)  Rolls Royce Trent 7000. 68,000 lbf (300,000 N) to 72,000 lbf (320,000 N)
 Engine Option 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4000. 70,000 lbf (311 kN) Rolls-Royce Trent 700. 71,100 lbf (316 kN) Pratt & Whitney PW4000. 70,000 lbf (311 kN)
 Engine Option 3 Rolls-Royce Trent 700. 71,100 lbf (316 kN)   Rolls-Royce Trent 700. 71,100 lbf (316 kN)
Asiana Airbus A330 taxi at Sydney_3_s

An Asiana Airbus Industrie A330 300 taxis for 34L at Sydney Airport.

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2 thoughts on “Airbus A330 Specs – What can this popular long haul twin jet do?

  1. Kashif

    Hi,
    Can you please let me know what is the cargo capacity available in terms of weight if A330-300 (A333) is full with Passenger load of approximately 285 (both economy and business class).
    The flying hours are between 10-11 hours.

    We are facing lots of off-loading and unable to understand as on another flight from the same region but (flying hours are 8 hours) all economy with full pax load of +400 Passengers same Aircraft is uplifting +10Tons of Cargo.

    Its difficult to plan how much cargo should we book to avoid off-loading.

    Appreciate your reply.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Pisquali

      Hi Kashif,

      I guess there are many factors determining how much cargo can be taken on a given day. Things like air pressure and temperature will determine how much the aircraft can safely become airborne with. These conditions are calculated individually for each mission according to those conditions. In some cases passengers are offloaded to enable the carriage of additional cargo. I experienced this in the 80s when the carriage of Kiwi fruit from Auckland to Hong Kong was popular. It was a long flight in those days for a DC10 so weight was a factor that sometimes saw passengers offloaded in favour of this perishable cargo.
      So yes it depends on many factors.
      Cheers Peter

      Reply

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