Airbus A330

CMA CGM, the largest shipping company in France, will acquire 4 A330 aircraft

The global cargo market will see a new entrant, as CMA CGM, France's largest shipping company, will acquire four Airbus A330F aircraft....


2021 – perfect time to buy second-hand wide-body aircraft?

With several operators announcing deals for second-hand wide-body aircraft, will we see more deals for them in 2021?...


When automation fails: remembering Qantas flight 72

Despite best intentions, increased automation might not lead to safer skies as Qantas flight 72 demonstrated on this day in 2008. Looking back at the incident that occurred off the Northwest coast of Australia....


Shenzhen A330 loses cabin pressure, drops 18,000 feet

A Shenzhen A330 lost cabin pressure mid-flight and had to drop over 5,000 meters (18,000 feet) in mere minutes before landing back at its place of departure....


Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330 stuck in mud after landing

A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330 became stuck in the mud after the aircraft landed in Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) in Makassar, Indonesia....


American Airlines to store A330-200s until 2022

American Airlines indicated that it is set to put its 15-strong Airbus A330-200 fleet into long-term storage at least until 2022. The aircraft type temporarily joins a group of five cockpit types that were retired in April 2020....


Shots fired at Air France A330 in Congo, flight AF4145 postponed

On April 11, 2020, Air France Airbus A330 was shot at and left with bullet holes in Pointe Noire Airport (PNR) in Congo. Following the incident, an outbound flight AF4145 ‒ a repatriation flight organized amid the COVID-19 outbreak ‒ was postponed for 24 hours, until a replacement aircraft arrives....


Airbus cuts production as customers defer aircraft deliveries

While the European planemaker managed to net 21 orders for commercial aircraft during March 2020, deliveries have slowed: Airbus handed off 55 aircraft to customers in February, while in March 2020, the company delivered 36 jets....


Airbus A330-800 certified; developing higher MTOW version

The smaller version of the A330neo, the -800 received its joint type certificate from both the EASA and FAA. Airbus plans to deliver the aircraft to customers in mid-2020....


Welcome to the family, A330: Airbus most successful wide-body

On this exact day, 26 years ago, the first-ever commercial Airbus A330 flight departed from Paris to Marseille. We look back at the moments and snippets of the history of the A330....