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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EASA Certifies Airbus A330-200 with Extended Range

Juliet Van Wagenen

Artist rendering of Airbus’ A330-200 new 242-ton Maximum Take-Off Weight variant recently certified by EASA
Artist rendering of Airbus’ A330-200 new 242-ton Maximum Take-Off Weight variant recently certified by EASA. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 09-09-2015] Airbus’ A330-200 has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the new 242-ton Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) version, following certification in April of the 242-ton A330-300. The company expects certification from the FAA to follow.

The range of the new A330-200 242-ton increases by up to 350 nm compared to today’s 238-ton model, allowing customers to fly missions up to 7,250 nm. Operators can also expect to reduce their fuel consumption by up 2 percent, according to a statement from Airbus.

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