The Airbus A330-300 share his development program with the four-engine jet: The A340. In the difference near that the A330 taps directly to the market ETOPS of the twin engined planes jumbo jets.
Planes are more and more twin-engine planes, because less polluting, and consuming less of running, the A330 follow this philosophy.
The Airbus A330-300 is a medium and long haul of average capacity aircraft. He can welcome 375 passengers, with a maximum takeoff weight of 242 tons, and transport 46,6 tons of payload. Airbus propose several motorization for the 300 versions of the A330: we chose the A330-303 equipped with General Electric engines CF6-80E1A3 (2 x 304,8 kns). He can make long flight, thanks to his big range of 10 500 kilometers. He is serving everybody from the biggest Mega-cities to the smallest Islands... The A330 fly with the Boeing 757 like two medium haul planes on our medium and long routes: there are the same transport capacity and range.
This aircraft share many similarities with his brother: the A340. As his big comfort, his spacious cabin, and his luminosity: a great flight experience.
He have the latest entertainment system, large and comfortable seats, and the quietest cabin in the skies: a calm environnement at 35000 FT! The longest flight will appears to you the shortest...
The Airbus A330 as one of the cockpit the most complete and functional of everything planes available in Flightgear! Cockpit in 3D, with the monitor screens of the various systems, a large number of usable buttons, and one concentrated by technologies following the Airbus philosophy, make your flight more realistic as possible.
Theses elements of wich of this aircraft a plane very appreciated by the pilots!
He is the most appreciated aircraft on Flightgear too.
This aircraft is available on this link: Airbus A330-300 . Some informations about this Airbus are on Flightgear wiki, or on the Flightgear Forum.