What Is the Maximum Altitude of an Airbus A330?


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The Airbus A330 is a wide-bodied, twin-engine airliner with a maximum service ceiling of 42,651 feet. A highly efficient aircraft designed to operate at medium and extended ranges, the A330 typically cruises at 36,000 feet at speeds just under 570 mph.

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The A330 had its maiden flight in November 1992 and began passenger service in January 1994. The first generation aircraft, the A330-300, was originally designed to accommodate 335 passengers or carry 70 tons of cargo. The A330neo, the latest version of the aircraft, features more powerful engines, a more efficient seating arrangement and greater fuel efficiency than its predecessors.

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