Airbus Delivers 1000 A330 Aircraft to Cathay Pacific Airways (Video)
Airbus, one of the largest manufacturers of civilian and military aircraft, delivered the 1000 A330 aircraft to Cathay Pacific Airways. This is an A330-300 powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. The teaching ceremony took place on 19 July 2013, in Toulouse.
Cathay Pacific Airways together with the "sister" Dragonair have the largest fleet of A330s in the world, with 56 operational units and another 11 to order. Cathay Pacific Airways owns 38 A330-300 units, and Dragonair has 18 A330-300 aircraft in its fleet.
The Airbus A330 model enjoys popularity among the airlines. Continuously upgraded and upgraded to maintain operational operational advantage, A330 is one of the most efficient widebody models with two engines in operational service. It is an aircraft dedicated to medium and long routes, with a range of up to 13.420 km. Airbus A330-300 can carry up to 440 passengers in a single class.
A330 is in the fleet of over 100 of airline operators, including low-cost companies and charters, and can land on 300 from airports around the world. To date, A330 has registered orders for 1250 units, with 1000 already delivered. The direct competitor for A330 is B777, a model that enjoys something more notoriety.