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