The Marvelous Airbus A330

Airbus A330 Emirates Airline

Airbus aircraft are beautiful and very remarkable examples of excellent aeronautical engineering. This is the main reason why Airbus is now one of the leading aircraft manufacturers in the world. In fact, the company can claim that about half of the aircraft that is flying in airline models all over the world are designed and manufactured by them. One of the most popular Airbus aircraft is the Airbus A330. If you want to know more about this aircraft, here are some essential facts about it.

Fun Facts And Figures About The Airbus 330

If you regularly ride airplanes for work or for personal reasons, then there is a very big chance that you have ridden an Airbus 330. This is one of the most popular mid distance domestic airplane in the industry today. Almost all domestic airlines have a few 330s in their fleet. The reason for the popularity of the 330 is based on its cost effectiveness. It provides a lot of features for the price. This makes it perfect for both high end airline companies as well as budget airlines. Airbus really did well with the design and development of this aircraft model.

Air Transat Airbus A330 Flight 236

Air Transat A330

Air Transat Flight 236 has been Transat route around Toronto, Canada and Lisbon, Portugal flown by Captain Robert Piché and First Officer Dirk De Jager.

At August 24, 2001, the actual flight came out of fuel across the Atlantic Ocean with 306 individuals (293 travellers and 13 crew) aboard. The particular flight crew been able to effectively glide the airplanes, and securely landed within the Azores with no loss of life.

Key Piece of Data Recorder From Air France A330 Crash Is Found

Flight Recorder of Air France A330

PARIS – French accident investigators said Sunday that they had retrieved a key component from one of the flight recorders of an Air France jet that crashed in the mid-Atlantic almost two years ago, reviving hopes that it could help explain why the plane went down.

The French Bureau of Investigations and Analysis said the memory unit of the flight data recorder was found early Sunday and brought to the surface, although it will be more than a week before it can be examined.

Investigators were initially disheartened last week when an underwater drone located the recorder’s protective housing without the cylindrical memory module attached. But on Sunday, the mood at the bureau’s headquarters was charged with anticipation.

Aircraft Profile: Airbus A330

A330

Airbus A330 family includes the A330-200; larger A330-300 and the recently added A330-200 Freighter.

Designed as a medium to long range aircraft, the A330 was designed to compete in the ETOPS market, specifically against the Boeing 767.
The twin-engined A330 is available with either General Electric CF6-80E, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.
History

US Airways A330

US Airways A330

These Model Planes are  finely handcrafted, and hand painted by our artists – to scale and museum quality. 18 inches in length with custom models available. The A330 was built to directly compete with the Boeing 767 and can accommodate 295 passengers in typical three class layout.

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330

Malaysia Airlines A330

These Model Planes are finely handcrafted, and hand painted by our artists – to scale and museum quality. 18 inches in length with custom models available. The A330 was built to directly compete with the Boeing 767 and can accommodate 295 passengers in typical three class layout.

A330 Air France

Air France A330

These Model Planes are finely handcrafted, and hand painted by our artists – to scale and museum quality. 18 inches in length with custom models available. The A330 was built to directly compete with the Boeing 767 and can accommodate 295 passengers in typical three class layout.

Air France currently flies 15 A330’s.

Qantas Airway A330

Qantas A330

These Model Planes are finely handcrafted, and hand painted by our artists – to scale and museum quality. 18 inches in length with custom models available. The A330 was built to directly compete with the Boeing 767 and can accommodate 295 passengers in typical three class layout.

Delta Airlines A330

Delta Airlines A330

These Model Planes are finely handcrafted, and hand painted by our artists – to scale and museum quality. 18 inches in length with custom models available. The A330 was built to directly compete with the Boeing 767 and can accommodate 295 passengers in typical three class layout.