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

Airbus 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 A330 scheme
The Airbus Industries A330 200 variant compared to the 300.
An Air France Airbus Industries A330 200.

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 Specs Table

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


A330-200F (Freight)





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

If there is more you want to learn about this airliner, please visit: A330 Home, A330 Assembly, A330 Order Book and A330 History.

To view the Airbus A330 specs in detail click here.

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