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 remain in production today.
They have proved very competitive with competing Boeing airliners in the same class.
This model represents VH-QPA flying for Qantas in 2010.
Revell 1/144 kit with Hawkeye decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in November 2022.