Why the A330 is Airbus' most delivered widebody

Mark Broadbent and Mark Ayton detail the popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 family, reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh.

January 2022 marked 30 years since the Airbus A330 entered service. The original A330-200 and A330-300 variants, today marketed as the A330ceo (current engine option), have without a doubt been a great success.

Richard Aboulafia, vice-president of analysis at the Teal Group consultancy, told the author: “It was the first Airbus twin-aisle to sell more than 1,000 aircraft and the first twin-aisle in the world to be built at rates above 100 annually.”

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