Why is the A330 so popular?

Why is the Airbus A330 popular

Whether flying a 30-minute hop or a 17-hour journey, these fuel savings allow the A330 family to operate efficiently and profitably. The aircraft's ability to generate revenue for airline operators is impressive. Compared with the Boeing 787, the A330 family offers a 10% overall cost-per-seat advantage.

Is the Airbus A330 a good plane

With an in-service operational efficiency of 99.4%, it's no wonder that airlines trust the quality of the A330-200's design. Additionally, the aircraft is an ideal complement to Airbus' top-of-the-line widebody A350, especially the A350-900 which offers around 80 additional seats in typical 3-class configurations.

What’s better A330 or A350

The A330-900 has a range of 7,200NM (13,334km), while the A350-900 has a range of 8,100NM (15,000 km). In terms of the variants that are the subject of this comparison, the A350-900 clearly has a better range. However, the A330-800 variant, with a range of 8,150 NM (15,094 km), does perform better for this variable.

Is A330 successful

The Airbus A330, on the other hand, has enjoyed great success and has been further developed with the NEO (New Engine Option) version. The Airbus A330 is one of the more graceful airliners, with its generous wingspan which almost equals that of the Boeing 747, but with a lesser area.

Why is A330 so popular in Asia

For example, the plane works just as well for Garuda Indonesia on a short hop between domestic Denpasar and Jakarta as it does on their flights to Europe. The flexibility and reliability of the A330 underpin its appeal to so many airlines from the Asia-Pacific region.

What is Airbus most popular plane

Airbus A320

Airbus A320

Airbus delivered its 10,000th A320 last summer and, if we were basing this list on orders as well as deliveries, the A320 overtook the Boeing 737 as the 21st century's most popular plane back in 2019.

Is A330 better than 777

The Airbus 330 has a flight range of up to 4,500 nautical miles, making it a better choice for mid-range trips and routes. Boeing 777s have a much larger fuel tank and can travel up to 9,700 nautical miles in a single trip, but that comes at the cost of added weight, impacting their overall efficiency.

Is the A330 comfortable

The economy cabin on SWISS flights on its A330-300 is laid out in a way that makes it among the most comfortable economy cabins I've ever flown. This isn't your typical 3-3-3 seating arrangement you find on most international airlines, with three seats in the center as well as on each side of the aisle.

Is Boeing 777 better than Airbus A330

The Airbus 330 has a flight range of up to 4,500 nautical miles, making it a better choice for mid-range trips and routes. Boeing 777s have a much larger fuel tank and can travel up to 9,700 nautical miles in a single trip, but that comes at the cost of added weight, impacting their overall efficiency.

Is the A350 quieter than the A330

The A350 is on average up to 6 dB quieter on departure than the A330 and 777, and up to 9 dB quieter than the A340.

What was the worst A330 crash

On 1 June 2009, inconsistent airspeed indications led to the pilots inadvertently stalling the Airbus A330 serving the flight, failing to recover from it and eventually crashing into the Atlantic Ocean at 02:14 UTC, killing all 228 passengers and crew on board.

Is the A330 retired

Retired at the start of the pandemic, American Airlines' phasing out the Airbus A330 means it now exclusively operates widebodies from Boeing. The pandemic resulted in major permanent changes for several airlines around the world.

Is a A330 comfortable to fly in

Cabin comfort and

The A330's modern cabin enables the installation of Airbus-standard wide seats that bring a high level of comfort and relaxation to long-haul flights – even in economy.

Do pilots prefer Boeing or Airbus

Do pilots prefer Boeing or Airbus Pilots will always differ in opinion. The general feeling is that Airbus aircraft on the narrowbodies (A320 etc) are slightly more comfortable in terms of space in the flight deck than a 737 for example.

What is the most iconic passenger plane

DOUGLAS DC-3. Arguably the most important airliner in history, the DC-3 is a timeless classic. First flown in 1935, it revolutionized air transport and remains in airline service nearly 90 years later. The iconic DC-3 is a virtually perfect design: the shape, the size, the sound, its rugged durability.

Is A350 faster than A330

The Airbus A350 travels a lot faster than most of the widebody planes flying at the moment. It's faster than both the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A330.

Can A330 pilots fly A350

Airbus widebody aircraft

The four-engine Airbus A380 and the Airbus A340 each have their own type rating. There is another type rating shared by the twin-engine Airbus A330 and A350. This means that A330 pilots can fly the A350 with just a minimal conversion. To move to other types, a new rating would be required.

Is A350 more comfortable than A330

Wider differences

A comparison by Simple Flying highlighted several other differences between the two aircraft. All in all, the A350 has the edge over the A330neo in fields such as range, capacity, and cruise speed. Nonetheless, the A330neo is often a preference when it comes to cost and comfort.

Why is A380 so quiet

It comes from a combination of engine noise and airflow. How much is transmitted into the cabin depends on both how much external noise is created, and the ability of the cabin to insulate. The distances and size involved with the A380 help reduce this, as does Airbus' cabin engineering and insulation.

What is the loudest plane ever


The XF-84H was almost certainly the loudest aircraft ever built, earning the nickname "Thunderscreech" as well as the "Mighty Ear Banger". On the ground "run ups", the prototypes could reportedly be heard 25 miles (40 km) away.

Has the A350 ever crashed

The global A350 fleet had completed more than 1,025,000 flights on more than 1000 routes without accidents. It succeeds the A340 and competes against Boeing's large long-haul twinjets: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Boeing 777, and its successor, the 777X.

How many a330s have crashed

Hull-losses: 14
Hull-loss accidents: 10 with a total of 338 fatalities
Criminal occurences (hull-losses, excl. hijackings): 4 with a total of 0 fatalities
Hijackings: 2 with a total of 1 fatalities
Survival rate: 0.3% of all occupants survived fatal accidents

Has an A330 crashed

The Airbus A330 was travelling from the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during a thunderstorm in June 2009, killing people from 33 countries. Both Air France and Airbus denied involuntary manslaughter.

How many A330 are still flying

Delta Air Lines is currently the largest operator with 64 airplanes in its fleet. As of June 2023, A330 orders stood at 1,781 of which 1,573 had been delivered and 1,459 were in service with 143 operators. The global A330 fleet had accumulated more than 60 million flight hours since its entry into service.

Is Airbus safer than Boeing

Utilizing the International Civil Aviation Organization safety occurrence data, from 2008 to 2019, these aircraft were compared in terms of occurrence type, occurrence category, phase of flight, injury level, and fatalities. It was found that Boeing had more accidents than expected, while Airbus had less (p = 0.015).