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Airbus A330 / KC-30


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The A340 and A330 were launched simultaneously in June 1987, sharing near identical systems, airframe, cockpit and wings. The A330 is a medium/extended-range wide-body airliner for 295-440 passengers, first flown November 1992.


The A330-200 was launched on 24 November 1995 and is a longer-range (11,800 km) and shorter (by 5.33m) version of the A330-300, with the two aircraft having identical airframe, flight deck, wing and systems design. Designed to carry 256 passenger, the -200 has an additional centre fuel tank and an enlargened horizontal and vertical tail. First flown on 13 August 1997, and powered by CF6 engines, followed by a Pratt & Whitney PW4168 powered model on 4 December 1997.


A330-200s were converted to KC-30 inflight refuelling tankers. The Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transports are five Airbus A330s that have been modified for air-to-air refueling and personnel transport. KC-30As are capable of refueling F/A-18 Hornets, F-111s, Airborne Early Warning and Control Wedgetails, or transporting troops domestically or internationally.
The aircraft are fitted with Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS), comprising a 'fly-by-wire' boom refuel system and all-electric probe-and-drogue systems. In its transport role, the KC-30A will be capable of carrying 270 passengers. Under-floor cargo compartments accommodate 34,000kgs of military and civilian cargo pallets and containers.
Advanced mission systems include the Link 16 real-time data-link, military communications and navigation suites, and an electronic warfare self-protection system for protection against threats from surface-to-air missiles.
The refuelling capacity is 111 tonnes offload performance, 65 tonnes at 1000nm from base with 2 hours on station


The twin-engine A330-300 is the same length as the A340-300, and, as it was developed simultaneously with the A340, its maiden flight was only about one year later on 2 November 1992.

A330
Engines: 2 x General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofans, 291.4kN
Wingspan: 58.65 m / 192 ft 5 in
Length: 62.56 m / 205 ft 3 in
Height: 16.74 m / 54 ft 11 in
Wing area: 361.6 sq.m / 3892.23 sq ft
Take-off weight: 208000 kg / 458564 lb
Empty weight: 115300 kg / 254194 lb
Cruise speed: 910 km/h / 565 mph
Range: 9000 km / 5592 miles
Crew: 2
Passengers: 328

A330-200

Engines: 2 x General Electric CF6-80E1A4

A330-300
Engines: 2 x General Electric CF6-80E1A2, 64,000 lb thrust
Wingspan: 197 ft 10 in
Length: 209 ft
Height: 55 ft 2 in
Wing area: 3908.4 sq.ft
MTOW: 467,380 lb
Empty wt: 271,625 lb
Max cruise: 475 kt
Econ cruise: 464 kt
Range (335 pax and res): 4500 nm
Operating empty wt: 120,311 lb
Crew: 2
Max pax: 440
Max payload: 32 LD3 container or 11 pallets

A330-300
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW4164, 64,000 lb thrust
Wingspan: 197 ft 10 in
Length: 209 ft
Height: 55 ft 2 in
Wing area: 3908.4 sq.ft
Operating empty wt: 265,240 lb
MTOW: 467,380 lb
Empty wt: 271,625 lb
Max cruise: 475 kt
Econ cruise: 464 kt
Range (335 pax and res): 4550 nm
Crew: 2
Max pax: 440
Max payload: 32 LD3 container or 11 pallets

A330-300
Engines: 2 x Rolls-Royce Trent 768, 68,000 lb thrust
Max cruise: 475 kt
Econ cruise: 464 kt
Range (335 pax and res): 4640 nm
Operating empty wt: 263,391 lb
Wingspan: 197 ft 10 in
Length: 209 ft
Height: 55 ft 2 in
Wing area: 3908.4 sq.ft
Crew: 2
Max pax: 440
Max payload: 32 LD3 container or 11 pallets

A330-342
Engines: 2 x Rolls-Royce Trent 772, 72,000 lb.
MTOW: 212,000 kg.
Crew: 16.
Pax cap: 318.


A330-Long Range
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW4174, 74,000 lb thrust
Wingspan: 197 ft 10 in
Length: 209 ft
Height: 55 ft 2 in
Wing area: 3908.4 sq.ft
Empty wt: 272,242 lb
MTOW: 491,630 lb
Max cruise: 475 kt
Econ cruise: 464 kt
Range (335 pax and res): 5300 nm
Crew: 2
Max pax: 440
Max payload: 32 LD3 container or 11 pallets

A330-Long Range
Engines: 2 x Rolls-Royce Trent 775, 75,000 lb thrust
Wingspan: 197 ft 10 in
Length: 209 ft
Height: 55 ft 2 in
Wing area: 3908.4 sq.ft
MTOW: 491,630 lb
Max cruise: 475 kt
Econ cruise: 464 kt
Range (335 pax and res): 5300 nm
Crew: 2
Max pax: 440
Max payload: 32 LD3 container or 11 pallets

 

KC-30A
Engines: 32,659kg thrust
Wingspan: 60.3m
Length: 58.8m
Height: 17.4m
Maximum take-off weight: 233 tonnes
Maximum landing weight: 180 tonnes

 

 


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