Re: A330-300HGW

Date:         27 Jun 97 15:37:16 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <>
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> [snip]
> >> If the A330 wants to compete with the 777 it's going to need a new wing.
> >> Increasing the gross weight alone isn't going to do it.
> The A330 does not compete with the 777 but with 767. The A340 does.

I don't completely agree with you. The A330-200 competes with the
B767-300/-400. Like I explain on my homepage. The A330-300 competes with
the B777-200.

> I never heard about an IGW version but only a shorter version (-200).

I did.  The A330-300HGW will have the MTOW of the A330-200. This is 230
metric ton (507,000 lb.) compared to the 217 metric tons (478,400 lb.) of
the actual A330-300.  The range with 335 passengers for the HGW will be
5,500 nmi.(10,200 km.) compared to todays 4,800 nmi.(8,900 km.).

The B777-200 has a range going from 4,210 st.mi.(6,770 km) to 5,620 st.mi.
(9,050 km).  The -200IGW has a range going from 6,660 st.mi.(10,720 km)
to 8,270 st.mi. (13,320 km).  This makes the A330-300 a rival to the
B777-200 and the A330-300HGW a rival to the low range (580 Kpounds)
B777-200IGW like for instance BA is operating.  The big (632Kpounds) IGW
versions compete with the A340-300.

That's the way I see it. Comments are welcome.

Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg //
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