Airbus is stepping up the payload-range of its A330 family, starting with the A330-300, which will be available with a 240 metric tonne maximum take-off weight (MTOW) from mid-2015. The change will see the A330-300’s MTOW increase by 5t to 240t, extending its range by 400 n.m. to 5,950 n.m with 300 passengers on board. This is the second time the -300 has been upgraded. It originally entered service with a 212t MTOW and 3,950 range, but has since been upgraded to 235t and 5,550 ...

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