AV2078 Aviation 200 Models Air China Airbus A330-243 B-6549

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AV2078 Aviation 200 Models Air China Airbus A330-243 B-6549

PRICE: £159.99 incl VAT (RRP £193.00, SAVING £33.01)

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AV2078
Aviation 200 Models 1/200th scale
Air China
Airbus A330-243
B-6549

RRP  £193.00

Model Description

Aviation 200 Models 1/200th scale AV2078 Air China Airbus A330-243 B-6549. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Airbus A330 is a wide-body aircraft developed and produced by Airbus. Airbus conceived several derivatives of the A300, its first airliner from the mid-1970s. Then the company began development on the A330 twinjet in parallel with the A340 quadjet and launched both designs with their first orders in June 1987. The A330-300, the first variant, took its maiden flight in November 1992 and entered service with Air Inter in January 1994. The slightly shorter A330-200 variant followed in 1998.

The A330 shares its airframe with the early A340 variants, but having two main landing gear legs instead of three, lower weights, and slightly different lengths. Both airliners have fly-by-wire controls as well as a similar glass cockpit to increase the commonality. The A330 was Airbus’s first airliner to offer a choice of three engines: the General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, or the Rolls-Royce Trent 700. The A330-300 has a range of 11,750 km or 6,350 nmi with 277 passengers, while the shorter A330-200 can cover 13,450 km or 7,250 nmi with 247 passengers. Other variants include the A330-200F dedicated freighter, the A330 MRTT military tanker, and the ACJ330 corporate jet. The A330 MRTT was proposed as the EADS/Northrop Grumman KC-45 for the US Air Force’s KC-X competition, but lost to the Boeing KC-46 in appeal after an initial win.

In July 2014, Airbus announced the re-engined A330neo (new engine option) comprising A330-800/900, which entered service with TAP Air Portugal in December 2018. With the exclusive, more efficient Trent 7000 turbofan and improvements including sharklets, it offers up to 14% better fuel economy per seat. Earlier A330s (-200/200F/300) are now called A330ceo (current engine option).

Delta Air Lines is currently the largest operator with 62 airplanes in its fleet. As of March 2023, A330 orders stood at 1,774 of which 1,565 had been delivered and 1,456 were in service with 142 operators. The global A330 fleet had accumulated more than 60 million flight hours since its entry into service. The A330 is the third most delivered wide-body airliner after the Boeing 777 and Boeing 747. It competes with the Boeing 767, smaller variants of the Boeing 777, and the 787. It is complemented by the larger Airbus A350, which succeeded the four-engined A340.

RRP  £193.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: AV2078

Model categories:
1/200th Scale Section, Aviation 200 models, Civilian Aviation, Future Models Civilian Aircraft 1/200th scale

Weight 750 g
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Model Type

Scale

A hugely popular area of the Flying Tigers website is our FREE weekly Aviation related Newsletter.  Our Newsletter aims to keep you informed and up to date with all things Aviation, with a particular leaning towards the fabulous world of diecast aviation collecting.

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