What aircraft is A330-300?

What aircraft is A330-300?

The Airbus A330-300 is the largest aircraft in the Aer Lingus fleet. It flies predominantly between Dublin and North American East Coast destinations.

Is A330 a good plane?

Airbus has a further 300 orders for the aircraft. According to aviation expert Kieran Daly, the A330-200 is a “reliable, ultra-modern, state-of-the-art airplane,” with an impeccable safety record. He told CNN that there has only been one reported incident when an aircraft of this type has crashed.

What is an A330 aircraft?

The Airbus A330 is a wide-body aircraft developed and produced by Airbus. Airbus conceived several derivatives of the A300, its first airliner in the mid-1970s. Then the company began development on the A330 twinjet in parallel with the A340 quadjet and launched both designs with their first orders in June 1987.

What is the default configuration of the Airbus A330?

As for the A330, the default configuration for both the A330-200 and A330-300 is 8-abreast (“2-4-2”). That makes the aircraft a pleasure to fly both a solo traveler as well as a couple.

How does the Airbus A330 compare to the Boeing 777-300?

The Boeing 777-300 benefits from additional passenger capacity due to its increased length. Photo: Getty Images Looking at the respective operational ranges of these aircraft, the A330 competes very strongly with the 777. Indeed, the A330-200 outranks any first-generation 777 variant, with the A330-300 also beating the Boeing 777-300.

Will the Airbus A350 XWB replace the A330?

Since its launch, the A330 has allowed Airbus to expand market share in wide-body airliners. Competing twinjets include the Boeing 767 and 777, along with the 787. The long-range Airbus A350 XWB was planned to succeed both the A330 and A340.

When did Air France start flying the Airbus A330?

Air Inter launched the Airbus A330 commercially in January 1994, before merging with Air France in April 1997. 15 A330s remain in the French flag carrier’s fleet today. Photo: Getty Images Indeed, it allows couples to have a pair of seats to themselves, and no seat is more than one place away from an aisle.