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Airbus, Boeing considering medium range wide-bodies

Boeing 787 (left) and Airbus A330 (right).

The world’s largest aircraft manufacturers – Airbus and Boeing – are seriously considering medium range versions of their popular twin jets as some customers say the current offerings have, “too much range” for routes of 5,000 to 8,000 kilometres. If the medium range wide-bodies become a reality, both Airbus and Boeing would be going full […]

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Airbus to build short range A330 for regional and domestic operations


Airbus has announced plans for a new, lower weight variant of its A330-300 wide-body aircraft. The lower weight version is optimised for use on domestic and regional routes. China will be one of the most important markets for this new A330. The announcement was made by Fabrice Bregier, President and CEO of Airbus. “The new […]


Airbus increases A330 take-off weight and range

Airbus has increased the carrying capacity of its A330-200 and A330-300 models to a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 242 metric tonnes. Overall, the A330-200 will have it’s MTOW increased from 238 tonnes to 242 tonnes. The range has been increased to 7,200 nm (13,350 km). The present day 235 metric tonne A330-300 will be […]