The Airbus A.330-300 is the medium range version of the Airbus family of twin-aisle jet airliners. They began flying in 1992 and have become popular with airlines around the world for their comfort and operational profitability.
The A.330-300 is one of a family of airliners that uses common wings and fuselages but with different engines to economise on production and operation.
It was a development of Airbus’s first airliner, the A.300, with the same width fuselage. It shares the same fuselage and wing with the Airbus A.340.
The first A.330 flew on 2 November 1992 and they began entering airline service a year later.
Production began in 1992 and they reamin in production today. They have proved very competitive with competing Boeing airliners in the same class.
This model represents B-LDO flying for Air Hong Kong in 2020.
Data: large capacity medium to long range airliner. Engines two Pratt & Whitney PW400 turbofan engines of 287–311 kN thrust each. Wing span 60.30m. Length 63.65m. Maximum take-off weight 242,000kg. Maximum cruising speed 871km/h. Range 11,750km. Maximum payload 45,600kg, 300 passengers. Flight crew 2.
Revell 1/144 kit with Draw decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in August 2023.