The ACJ 330neo fills the gap in the ACJ family between the ACJ319neo and the ACJ350XWB, providing a product line that offers 80 to 300 sq m of cabin space and a range from 6,750 to 10,800 nm. With the ACJ330neo, said Benoit Defforge, managing director of Airbus Corporate Jets, “our family is complete.”
The A330neo is powered by new generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and incorporate Sharklet winglets, similar to the A350 XWB. In addition, the aircraft will sport a new high-span wing with extended wingspan to 65 meters (689 feet).
The improvements provide more payload and range over earlier versions of the A330 that come with 12 percent fuel burn savings. Other features include an onboard airport navigation system, runway overrun prevention system and LED exterior lights.
The Airbus A330neo was launched on 14 July, 2014 at the Farnborough Airshow. It exclusively uses Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines that improve fuel burn. Aerodynamics are improved with new winglets, a fully faired pylon, new design for flats, slats and upper belly fairings as well as the nacelle.
The ACJ330neo can fly 25 passengers up to 10,400 nm, or more than 21 hours, non stop. Cabin air is renewed every two minutes and the average cabin altitude is 6,800 ft. The A330-200 Prestige offers space for 60 passengers and has a range of 8,300 nm.
Featuring a very spacious cabin the ACJ330neo accommodates conference/dining areas, a private office, bedroom, bathroom and guest seating, and can be fully customised to suit customer needs.
Recent A330 advances include new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, Sharklet wingtips and improved maximum take-off weights, delivering hugely better payload and range.
The ACJ330 features Category 3B autoland and other enriching features as standard and, like all Airbus aircraft in production today, it has a common cockpit, on which more than 100,000 pilots are already qualified.
The ACJ330 also has optional dual head-up displays and, in common with the rest of the family, inherits excellent reliability from its airliner roots.
The design was “started from scratch” with no restrictions. The Airbus A330neo family carries a list price of $259.9 million for the Dash-800 and $296.4 for the larger Dash-900. While the A350XWB family ranges from $280.6 million for the Dash-800 up to $366.5 million for the Dash-1000.
Since its first flight, the A330 has been an example of a highly-innovative aircraft that delivers superior quality and efficiency. With the arrival of the new engine option (NEO), the ACJ330 Family continues to go from strength-to-strength.
In June 2017, a Saudi-led coalition severed political and economic ties with tiny but energy-rich Qatar, injecting fresh turmoil into the Middle East. The move cut off the nation’s only land crossing (from Saudi Arabia) and eliminated convenient sea lanes and transiting airspace for aircraft entering or exiting Qatar.
Airbus announced the A330 in tandem with the quadjet A340 back in 1987 and developed them simultaneously. The aircraft are derivatives of the company’s first airplane, the 1970s-era A300. Deliveries began in the early 1990s, a full decade behind Boeing’s 767 iconic widebody twinjet.
The -200 is the long-haul variant and the second most popular with more than 660 delivered. In airline configuration it accommodates 250 to 400 passengers, and the two dozen or so in private hands have generally been configured to seat 25 to 60.
In 2012, Airbus unveiled the Gala concept for the ACJ330. It provides for a standardized VVIP cabin in the forward portion of the aircraft that features a master bedroom, master office, and conference area.
|World fleet||Charter fleet||Typical pax||Cabin volume||Cruise||Range||Years|
|Airbus A330-200||25||4||303||16147 cu ft||400 kts||1997 – 2020|
|Airbus ACJ330||3||1||25||19431 cu ft||432 kts||2012 – 2016|
|Airbus ACJ330neo||0||0||19858 cu ft||2018 – current|
Specifications of ACJ 330neo
- Typical passenger capacity: 25
- Range: 8,500 nm (full seats)
- Cruise speed: 400 kts
- Cabin height: 7.17 ft
- Cabin width: 17.33 ft
- Cabin length: 147.67 ft
- Cabin volume: 16,147 cu ft
- Active fleet worldwide: 41
- Available for charter worldwide: 11
- Typical price: $7,960,000 to $390,000,000 pre-owned. A330-200 $390,000,000 new.
- Production dates: 1993 – current
Includes A330-200, 300, Prestige and ACJ330neo
- Engines: General Electric CF6-80E1 Series, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Series, Rolls-Royce RB211 Trent 700 Series
|Wingspan||64 m||210 ft|
|Aircraft length||63.66 m||209 ft|
|Height||16.79 m||55 ft 1 in|
|Fuselage diameter||5.64 m||18 ft 6 in|
|Cabin length||50.35 m||165 ft 2 in|
|Cabin width||5.27m||17 ft 3 in|
|Cabin height||2.41 m||7 ft 91 in|
|Cabin floor area||243 m2||2,616 sq ft|
|Cabin volume||687 m3||24,261 cu ft|
|MTOW||Up to 251 tonnes||Up to 553,400 lb|
|MLW||191 tonnes||421,083 lb|
|MZFW||177 tonnes||399,037 lb|
|MFC||139,090 litres||36,750 US gal|
|Max range||18,334 km (25 pax)||9,900 nm (25 px)|
|Max cruise altitude||12,634 m||41,450 ft|
|Engines||Rolls-Royce Trent 7000||Rolls-Royce Trent 7000|