The Airbus A330-200F is a wide-body twin-engine medium-to-long range cargo aircraft capable of transporting 65,000 kg via an internal pallet system. Cargo pallets require a high-loader to access its main deck.
History and Features
As a new-generation freighter derived from Airbus’ proven A330 jetliner family, the A330-200F offers highly-efficient operation with less noise and emissions than mid-sized cargo aircraft in service today. Customers have praised the A330-200F for its outstanding flexibility, which is further enhanced by the freighter’s full operational commonality with Airbus’ fly-by-wire family of single-aisle and wide-body jetliners. In addition, its large main deck cargo door allows the aircraft to accept all commonly-used pallets and containers.
The A330-200F features an optimised fuselage cross-section, offering flexibility to carry a wide variety of pallet and container sizes. The aircraft offers 30% more volume than any freighter in its class, and is based on the proven and technologically-advanced A330 platform, for which Airbus has over 1,000 orders and already more than 650 aircraft in service.
Since its service entry in 2010, the world’s most modern mid-size freighter – Airbus’ A330-200F – has established itself as a reliable, flexible and profitable operator on all continents. Major cargo carriers around the world have turned to the A330-200F for long-haul and regional missions as the aircraft has attained a reliability rate of more than 99.6% and in-service utilisation up to 400 flight hours per month.
Customers have praised the A330-200F for its outstanding flexibility, which is further enhanced by the freighter’s full operational commonality with Airbus’ fly-by-wire family of single-aisle and wide-body jetliners. In addition, the A330-200F’s large main deck cargo door allows the aircraft to accept all commonly-used pallets and containers, enabling the transport of a full range of cargo – from high-value consumer goods to express packages and perishables.
Ideally suited to the rapidly changing market conditions, the A330-200F is shaping the future of air cargo transport. The flexible mid-sized aircraft offers operators an adaptable cargo strategy with up to 35% lower operating costs per tonne compared to larger freighters, as well as optimised load factors.
Aircraft with similar capabilities are: Boeing 767, Boeing 777-200, Ilyushin Il-96, McDonnell Douglas MD-11