EA772LR
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Max Weight And Ranges For The A330 Family?

Fri May 30, 2008 3:16 am

I was wondering what the max takeoff weights were for the A330-200 and -300. I know that the A330-300X is the HGW version, but say if it has PW engines, then it won't be certified to as high of a MTOW as one with RR/GE engines since there is thrust deficit with the PWs. What MTOW and what ranges are NW/US/KE/OZ A330s certified at since all use the PW4168A?? Also, for the record, is there such thing as a A330-200X or are the A330-200s HGW versions only??
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RE: Max Weight And Ranges For The A330 Family?

Fri May 30, 2008 6:21 am

This seems to be the most definitive document you'll find right now...

The Airbus A330 ACAP (Airplane Characteristics for Airport Planning) document Rev 16 dated May 2007

http://www.content.airbusworld.com/S...a/docs/AC/DATA_CONSULT/AC_A330.pdf

Weights etc on pages 20-24
Range-payload graphs on pages 52-57.

Caution - it's a 298 page document !!!!!  Smile

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RE: Max Weight And Ranges For The A330 Family?

Fri May 30, 2008 1:50 pm

Thanks Astuteman! I will try find what I need. There has just been a lot of talk lately of an A330-200X, but I have never seen an A332 registered with X like the A333. Do you know if Airbus could increase the weight say 5t without major revisions to the airframe to get another few hundred miles out of it??
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RE: Max Weight And Ranges For The A330 Family?

Fri May 30, 2008 3:01 pm



Quoting EA772LR (Reply 2):
Do you know if Airbus could increase the weight say 5t without major revisions to the airframe to get another few hundred miles out of it??

It's tempting to say "yes" because the engines (the Trent for sure) can be certified at 75 000lb thrust.
But!
I've no idea what would be needed to be done to the wing, the landing gear, the stabilisers and tail etc etc, if MTOW went up.
My gut feeling is that Airbus will have already plucked the low hanging fruit, as the MTOW has already risen over time...but I'm only guessing.

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