Credit: Robert Karam
G’day all, wouldn’t it be nice to have another extremely innovative aircraft in Infinite Flight? Well the Airbus A330-200 is that aircraft. The Airbus A330-200(F) and -300 are already in Infinite Flight but not the Airbus A330-200 so I don’t know why they left the -200 out. According to Airbus: Benefitting from over 20 years of continuous incremental innovation, Airbus’ A330-200 is one of the most modern and reliable aircraft in the sky. Typically flying around 247 passengers, it can be tailored to carry as many as 406. The twin-aisle widebody aircraft provides all passengers with an abundance of personal space, and the modern cabin allows for 18-inch wide seats that can bring a level of comfort and relaxation to long-haul flights, even in economy.
History of The Airbus A330-200
The first Airbus A330-200 took flight in 1997 and has become one of the most popular and reliable aircraft ever. The -200 is a newer model of the A330 family, it was made because airlines wanted a smaller aircraft with longer range, the Boeing 767 also played a major role in Airbus making the -200. In 2014 Airbus introduced the Airbus A330neo that’s even more fuel efficient than the A330ceo.
Why do we Need This Aircraft?
The Airbus A330-200 is one of the most popular aircraft types, the type can fly for countless hours on end. The aircraft has a further range over the -300 model and is also smaller than the -300. The aircraft also has many new and old airlines like Air Berlin, KLM, Qantas, Air Australia, just to name a few. With this, it would allow us to fly more realistic routes and have a new aircraft for VA’s that have the aircraft in their fleet.
What Airlines Operate The Type?
Multiple airlines operator the type, you can find all of them on the table below.
|Azul Brazilian Airlines||7|
|Beijing Capital Airlines||6|
|China Eastern Airlines||33|
|China Southern Airlines||16|
|Delta Air Lines||11|
|Governments; Executive And Private Jets||42|
|Hong Kong Airlines||9|
|Middle East Airlines||5|
|South African Airways||6|
|TAP Air Portugal||14|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||6|
|Thomas Cook Scandinavia||1|
|XL Airways France||3|
Table Credit: Wikipedia
General Aircraft Specifications
Length: 58.82 m (192.98 ft)
Span: 60.3 m (197.83 ft), Main gear: 12.61 m (41.37 ft)
Height: 17.39 m / 57 ft
Fuselage: 5.64 m (222 in) diameter, 5.26 m (207 in) cabin width
Engines (×2): GE CF6 / PW4000 / Trent 700
Cruise: Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 871 km/h), 12,500 m (41,100 ft) Service Ceiling
Range:13,450 km / 7,250 nmi|
Having the Airbus A330-200 in the simulator would just make it better opening up even more routes and Virtual Airlines, with the aircraft’s gear tilt and live cockpit would make it an awesome aircraft to fly. Hopefully we see it in the simulator soon.
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Airline Table: Wikipedia