The Airbus A330-200 is a medium wide-body twin-engine jet airliner made by Airbus, a division of Airbus Group. The aircraft is capable of transporting up to 405 passengers.
History and Features
Benefitting from over 20 years of continuous incremental innovation, the A330 is the most modern and reliable family of aircraft in the sky. Typically flying between 210 and 250 passengers, it can be tailored to carry as many as 406 – providing a quality solution for every route today and in the future.
The twin-aisle wide-body aircraft provides all passengers with an abundance of personal space, and the modern cabin allows for 18-inch wide seats that can bring a level of comfort and relaxation to long-haul flights, even in economy. A330s also provide the quietest cabins in their class, while ambient lighting options add to the A330-200’s stylish and classy design and help reduce the effects of jetlag.
The A330-200 continues to be a dependable and efficient operator that benefits passengers and airlines alike. Its commonality with fellow members of the A330 Family and other Airbus aircraft generates efficiency savings through training and maintenance. Like all Airbus aircraft, it uses the revolutionary fly-by-wire digital control system. With an operational efficiency of 99.4%, it’s no wonder that airlines trust the quality of the A330-200’s design. It is also an ideal complement to its sister aircraft: the all-new A350 XWB.
For longer-range journeys, the aircraft can be fitted with comfortable crew rest areas that can be removed in around 50 minutes should the aircraft need to be optimised for shorter routes. These rest areas can contain seven bunks and don’t impact the space given to passengers. Ensuring that cabin crew are well-rested gives them an ideal workspace and hopefully puts a smile on their face when they are looking after passengers.
A new cabin interior introduced by Airbus for the A320 Family ensures the A319 meets the needs of airline travellers today and tomorrow, setting a new standard for passenger comfort on single-aisle jetliners. The calm and quiet cabin provides a fresh new look, more space in the overhead compartments, a noticeable reduction in noise, and options for relaxing ambience lighting – all while being lighter.
Airbus’ A310 is the most profitable jetliner in its class, with lower operating costs and better economy than any other airliner in the 200-seat category. Since its service entry in 1983, the aircraft has provided maximum flexibility for operators – flying short-, medium- and extended-range routes with a high-degree of reliability.
Aircraft with similar capabilities and configurations are: Airbus A350, Boeing 767, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Ilyushin Il-96, McDonnell Douglas MD-11