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The Airbus A330 is a wide-body aircraft designed and produced by Airbus . Airbus conceived several derivatives of the A300, its first airliner in the mid-1970s.What is the difference between the A330-300 and the A340-300?
On the A330-300, one engine is installed at the inboard pylon while the outboard pylon position is not used; for the A340-300, both engine pylons are used, which allows the A340-300 wing to sustain a higher (wing limited) MTOW.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.What happened to the Malaysia Airlines A330?
On 15 March 2000, a Malaysia Airlines A330-300 suffered structural damage due to leaking oxalyl chloride, a corrosive chemical substance that had been improperly labeled before shipping. The aircraft was written off. On 27 August 2019, an Air China A330-300 at Beijing Capital International Airport caught fire while at the gate.