Airbus Industrie said yesterday it has launched the A330-200, a long-range version of its newest twin-engine widebody. Development costs are estimated at $450 million. Airbus in September launched a longer-range version of its four-engine A340. Both versions were launched without orders from customers. The A330-200, which will carry 256 passengers in three classes over 6,400 nautical miles or 293 passengers in two classes in regional operations, is expected to be service-ready in ...


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