Airbus A330 and A340 by Robert Hewson
The initial production version of the A330 was designated -300. It flies with a crew of two and can accommodate up to 440 passengers to a range of 6,329 miles at Mach 0.86. The A330 was the first Airbus design to be offered with engines from all three major manufacturers – General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce. Both the A340 and the A330 are built to a common design with wings swept to 30 degrees with nine foot winglets, the difference being the A330 is powered by two engines and the A340 by four.
Book Number: Airlife’s Airliners: 16