The Airbus A330 was launched as a twin-engined sister to the four-engined Airbus A340 in 1987. Two sizes of the planes are offered: the baseline Airbus A330-300, which was the first variant, and the shorter fuselage Airbus A330-200.
The A330-300 entered the service in January 1994 with the smaller, longer-range A330-200, following in April 1998.
The production of A330 aircraft is going ahead with more than 1000 aircraft delivered. About 50% or them are A330-200 and 50% are A330-300.
The new generation product line of the A330 family is called Airbus A330neo. The modified versions of airplanes are equipped with new engines, wing and avionics. It includes 2 versions of airliners – the shorter one A330-800neo and the stretched one A330-900neo. The first planes of the A330neo generation entered service in 2018.