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Airbus A330

A300 · A310 · A320 · A330 · A340 · A350 · A380 The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... The Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range commercial passenger airliners are manufactured by Airbus. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... A350 redirects here. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ...

Northwest Airlines A330-300 Northwest Airlines, Inc. ...

Type Wide-body jet airliner
Manufacturer Airbus
Maiden flight 11 February 1992
Introduced January 1994 with Air Inter
Primary users Northwest Airlines
Qatar Airways
Emirates
Cathay Pacific
Number built 533 as of April 2008
Unit cost US$139.6 to $145.5m (2003)
A330-200F $175M (2007)
Developed from Airbus A300
Variants Airbus A340
Airbus A330 MRTT
Northrop Grumman KC-45

The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. It was developed at the same time as the four-engined Airbus A340, and will likely be replaced by the Airbus A350. The European Airbus A380 is the worlds largest and broadest passenger aircraft A wide-body aircraft is a large airliner with a fuselage diameter of 5 to 6 metres (16 to 20 ft). ... The de Havilland Comet 1, G-ALYP - The first production Comet. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... The Maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground of its own accord. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Air Inter was Frances foremost domestic airline as well as the largest scheduled domestic carrier in Europe. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... Qatar Airways (Arabic: القطرية) is the flag carrier airline of Qatar, based in Doha. ... Emirates Airline (shortened form: Emirates) (Arabic: طيران الإماراتTayarān al-Imārāt) is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (traditional Chinese: ; SEHK: 0293, OTCBB: CPCAY) is the largest airline and flag carrier of Hong Kong. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft based on the civilian A330-200. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... An Airbus A340 airliner operated by Air Jamaica An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft with the primary function of transporting paying passengers. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... A350 redirects here. ...

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Design and development

Airbus intended the A330 to compete directly in the ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operation Performance Standards) market, specifically with the Boeing 767. ETOPS (Extended Twin-engine OPerationS) is an acronym for an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rule permitting newer twin-engined commercial air transports to fly routes that, at some points, are further than a distance of 60 minutes flying time from an emergency or diversion airport. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


The A330's fuselage and wings are virtually identical to those of the smaller A340 variants, although it has different engines. The A330 basic fuselage design is inherited from the Airbus A300, as is the nose/cockpit section and the fly-by-wire system and flightdeck from the A320. Both the A330 and A340 are assembled on the same final assembly line at Toulouse-Blagnac, France. The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... A flight control system consists of the flight control surfaces, the respective cockpit controls, connecting linkage, and necessary operating mechanisms to control aircraft in flight The basic fundamentals of aircraft controls has been explained in aeronautics. ... Flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) doing a high speed turn during her acceptance trials. ... The Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range commercial passenger airliners are manufactured by Airbus. ... Toulouse Blagnac International Airport (IATA: TLS, ICAO: LFBO) is located in the south of France. ...


By the end of March 2008, a total of 921 A330s had been ordered and 533 delivered.


Variants

There are two main variants of the A330. The A330-300 was launched in 1987 with introduction into service in 1993. The A330-200 was launched in 1995, introduced in 1998 and comes in passenger, freighter and tanker versions. The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft based on the civilian A330-200. ...


A330-200

TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) A330-200
EVA Air's A330-203 Hello Kitty jet (B-16303)

The A330-200 was developed to compete with the Boeing 767-300ER. The A330-200 is similar to the A340-200 or a shortened version of the A330-300. With poor sales of the A340-200 (of which only 28 were built), Airbus decided to use the fuselage of the A340-200 with the wings and engines of the A330-300. This significantly improved the economics of the plane and made the model more popular than the four-engined variant. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1792 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1792 pixel, file size: 3. ... TAM Linhas Aereas is an airline based in São Paulo, Brazil. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 853 pixel, file size: 151 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 853 pixel, file size: 151 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... EVA Air (Chinese:長榮航空 Chángróng Hángkōng) is a Taiwanese airline based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan, operating passenger and dedicated cargo services to international destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America. ... Hello Kitty ) is the best-known of many fictional characters produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


Its vertical fin is taller than that of the A330-300 to restore its effectiveness due to the shorter moment arm of the shorter fuselage. It has additional fuel capacity and, like the A330-300, has a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of 233 tonnes. Typical range with 253 passengers in a three-class configuration is 12,500 km (6,750 nautical miles). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with torque. ... In aviation, the Maximum Take-Off Weight (or MTOW) is the maximum weight with which an aircraft is allowed to try to achieve flight. ...


Power is provided by two General Electric CF6-80E, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. All engines are ETOPS-180 min rated. First customer deliveries, to ILFC/Canada 3000, were in April 1998. GE-Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio (a Cincinnati suburb). ... CF6 turbofan at the KLM engine shop The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 441 kN). ... ILFC (International Lease Finance Corporation, though the abbreviation is the more common usage) is an aircraft lessor headquartered in Los Angeles, California. ...


The direct Boeing equivalent is currently the 767-300ER and in the future will be the 787-8. The A330-200 has sold strongly since its launch, outselling the Boeing 767-300ER by 23 to 9 in 2004. American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


A330-200F

Artist's concept of the A330-200F derivative

Due to lagging A300-600F and A310F sales, Airbus first began marketing a freighter derivative of the A330-200 around 2000-2001, although it was not launched at this time.[1] The A330-200F re-emerged at the 2006 Farnborough Air Show and received its industrial go-ahead in January 2007. Entry into service is planned for the second half of 2009. The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... Farnborough 2006 Farnborough 2006 The Red Arrows in formation at Farnborough The Airbus A380, at Farnborough The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biannually in England. ...


The A330-200F is a mid-size, long-haul all-cargo aircraft capable of carrying 64 tonnes over 4,000 NM / 7,400 km, or 69 tonnes up to 3,200 NM / 5,930 km. It introduces a new versatile main-deck cargo loading system that will be able to accommodate both pallets and containers. Several different arrangements will be possible on the main deck, taking up to 23 Side-by-Side (SBS) pallets, aimed at the high volume, high value commodities or Single Row (SR) loading of 16 pallets (96”x 96”x125” SR pallets) and/or nine AMA containers aimed at the general cargo higher density markets. ULD Type AKH Unit Load Devices, or ULDs, are pallets and containers used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft. ...


To overcome the standard A330's nose-down body angle on the ground, the A330F will make use of a revised nose landing gear layout. The same leg will be used, however it will be attached lower in the fuselage, requiring a distinctive blister fairing on the nose to accommodate the retracted nose-gear.


Power is provided by two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 441 kN). ... This article is about the aircraft engine company. ... Rolls-Royce Trent 900 on A380 prototype Rolls Royce Trent is a family of high bypass turbofan engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce. ...


Airbus has 66 firm orders from seven customers: Aircastle 15, Avion Aircraft Trading 8, Etihad Airways 3, Flyington Freighters 12, Guggenheim Aviation Partners 6, Intrepid Aviation Group 20 and MNG Airlines 2. Additionally ACT Airlines has signed an MOU for 2. [2] Deliveries will begin in late 2009. [3] Aircastle Ltd is a company engaged in Commercial Aircraft Sales and Leasing. ... Avion Group is a large Icelandic investment company, focused on investments in the transportation industry. ... Etihad Airways (Arabic: الإتحاد, ʼal-ʻitiħād) is the flag carrier of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... Flyington Freighters is a start-up all-cargo airline based in Hyderabad, India. ... MNG Airlines is a cargo airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. ... ACT Airlines is a cargo airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary using the Transwiki process. ...


Other wide-body freighters include the B767-300F, DC-10F, MD-11F,B777F. American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Airbus will assemble the A330-200F in the USA along with the USAF KC-45A at its new assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Seal of the Air Force. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Government  - Mayor Sam Jones Area  - City 412. ...


A330-300

Airbus A330-300 of Cathay Pacific.
Qantas Airbus A330-300 in Singapore.

The A330-300, which entered service in 1993, was developed as replacement for the A300. It is based on a stretched A300-600 fuselage but with new wings, stabilisers and fly-by-wire software. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 482 KB) A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330 at Taipeis Chiang Kai-shek International Airport. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 482 KB) A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330 at Taipeis Chiang Kai-shek International Airport. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1993: Events The 1,000th Boeing 747 comes off the production line 26 years after the first 747 was built. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ...


The A330-300 carries 295 passengers in a three-class cabin layout (335 in 2 class and 440 in single class) over a range of 10,500 km (5,650 nautical miles). It has a large cargo capacity, comparable to early Boeing 747s. Some airlines run overnight cargo-only flights after daytime passenger services. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


It is powered by two General Electric CF6-80E, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, all of which are ETOPS-180 min rated. US Airways was the launch customer in the United States with nine A330-300s. CF6 turbofan at the KLM engine shop The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 441 kN). ... Rolls-Royce Trent 900 on A380 prototype Rolls Royce Trent is a family of high bypass turbofan engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce. ... ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) is an acronym for an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rule permitting twin-engined commercial air transports to fly routes that, at some points, are farther than a distance of 60 minutes flying time from an emergency or diversion airport with one... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ...


The direct Boeing equivalents are the Boeing 777-200 and the Boeing 767-400ER. The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


Tanker derivatives

Airbus A330 MRTT
The Multi-Role Transport and Tanker version (MRTT) of the A330-200 provides aerial refueling and strategic transport. To date it has been selected by Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the UK.
Northrop Grumman KC-45
On February 29, 2008 the United States Air Force announced that an American assembled variant of the A330 MRTT, now designated KC-45A by the USAF, had been selected to replace the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker.[4]. The Air Force's fleet of KC-135 tankers has been in service since 1957, the last aircraft having been delivered in 1965.[5]

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Operators

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A330 deliveries

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
18 68 62 56 47 31 42 35 43 44 23 14 10 30 9 1 0 0

Incidents

(As of 2005)

  • Hull-loss Accidents: 2 with a total of 7 fatalities, none in passenger service
    • On 30 June 1994, an A330 owned by Airbus on a test flight simulating an engine failure on takeoff crashed shortly after take-off from Toulouse, killing all seven on board. [1]
    • On 15 March 2000, a 6-year-old Malaysia Airlines A330-300 aircraft was severely damaged by corrosive liquids that were being transported in the cargo hold on a passenger flight from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur. The corrosive liquid oxalyl chloride was mistakenly declared as non-toxic solid hydroxyquinoline. 18 canisters of the substance was transported via Kuala Lumpur intended to transit to Chennai. Five airport workers fell ill as they were unloading baggage from the aircraft at Kuala Lumpur after some of the canisters leaked and chemicals spilled into the aircraft's cargo hold, resulting in extensive corrosion damage to the fuselage, wing box structure and landing gear. The aircraft was subsequently declared written-off. [2] On June 12, 2007, a court in Beijing ordered China National Chemical Construction Corp (the owner of the cargo) to pay US$65 million to Malaysia Airlines for the loss. [3]
  • Other occurrences: 3 with a total of 0 fatalities
    • On 24 July 2001, 2 SriLankan Airlines A330-243s were destroyed on the ground by Tamil Tiger terrorists at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, along with an Airbus A320-200, an Airbus A340-300 and a squadron of military aircraft. Another two planes, an A320 and an A340 were also damaged but have since been repaired.[6]
    • On 24 August 2001, Air Transat, Flight 236, an A330-243, performed the world's longest recorded glide with a jet airliner after suffering fuel exhaustion over the Atlantic Ocean. Human error and lack of automated computer checks stopped the crew from realizing the cause of fuel imbalance was leakage via a broken fuel pipe caused by poor maintenance. The plane flew powerless for half an hour and covered 65 nautical miles (120 km) to an emergency landing in the Azores (Portugal). No one was hurt, but the aircraft suffered some structural damage and blown tires. The airplane, registration C-GITS, is still flown by Air Transat today.
    • On 18 July 2003, B-HYA, a Dragonair A330-342 encountered severe turbulence associated with Tropical Depression Koni over the South China Sea, during the flight KA060 from Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong. 12 crew members and 3 passengers were injured, of which 2 crew members sustained serious injuries, but there were no fatalities. The aircraft landed safely at Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department B-HYA Accident Investigation report

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Specifications

LTU Airbus A330-200 touching down RWY 23L at Düsseldorf International Airport.
Aircraft dimensions A330-200 A330-300 A330-200F
Overall length 58.8 m (192 ft 11 in) 63.6 m (208 ft 8 in) 58.8 m (192 ft 11 in)
Height (to top of horizontal tail) 17.40 m (57 ft 1 in) 16.85 m (55 ft 3 in) 16.9 m (55 ft 5 in)
Fuselage diameter 5.64 m (18 ft 6 in)
Maximum cabin width 5.28 m (17 ft 4 in)
Cabin length 45.0 m (147 ft 8 in) 50.35 m (165 ft 2 in) 40.8 m (133 ft 10 in)
Wingspan (geometric) 60.3 m (197 ft 10 in)
Wing area (reference) 361.6 m² (1,186 sq ft)
Wing sweep (25% chord) 30 degrees
Wheelbase 22.2 m (72 ft 10 in) 25.6 m (84 ft) 22.2 m (72 ft 10 in)
Wheel track 10.69 m (35 ft 1 in)
Basic operating data
Engines two CF6-80E1 or PW4000 or RR Trent 700 PW4000 or Trent 700
Engine thrust range 303-320 kN
Typical passenger seating 253 (3-class) / 293 (2-class) 295 (3-class) / 335 (2-class) -
Range (w/max. passengers) 6,749 NM (12,500 km) 5,669 NM (10,500 km) 4,000 NM (7,400 km)
Cruising Speed Mach 0.82 (541 mph, 470 knots, 871 km/h at 35,000 ft cruise altitude)
Maximum Cruise Speed Mach 0.86 (568 mph, 493 knots, 913 km/h at 35,000 ft cruise altitude)
Takeoff run at MTOW 2,220 metres/7300ft 2,500 metres (8,202 ft) -
Bulk hold volume (Standard/option) 19.7 / 13.76 m³ 475 m³
Design weights
Maximum ramp weight 230.9 (233.9 ) t
Maximum takeoff weight 230 (233) t
Maximum landing weight 180 (182) t 185 (187) t 182 (187) t
Maximum zero fuel weight 168 (170) t 173 (175) t 173 (178) t
Maximum fuel capacity 139,100 l 97,170 l 139,100 l
Typical operating weight empty 119.6 t 122.2 (124.5) t 109 t
Typical volumetric payload 36.4 t 45.9 t 69 t

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See also

  • Competition between Airbus and Boeing

Related development The Airbus A380 (max. ...

Comparable aircraft The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft based on the civilian A330-200. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... A350 redirects here. ...

Related lists American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Ilyushin Il-96 is a four-engined long-haul widebody airliner designed by Ilyushin in the Russian Federation and manufactured by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association in Voronezh. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ...

This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... A non-comprehensive list of modern civilian aircraft with descriptions. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

References

  1. ^ "Airbus aims to fill freighter void with A330 derivative." Flight International. March 14, 2006.
  2. ^ "ACT Airlines commits for two A330 freighters." Airbus. 17 August 2006.
  3. ^ Flight International, 23-29 January 2007
  4. ^ "Air Force Awards Tanker Contract to Northrop Grumman." The Pentagon. February 29, 2008.
  5. ^ ""KC-135 Stratotanker", Air Force Link, March 2008.
  6. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description Airbus A.330-243 4R-ALF - Colombo-Bandaranayake Internation Airport. Retrieved on 2006-08-03.

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Airbus Aircraft Families - Introduction to the A330/A340 Family (196 words)
The twin-engine A330 is optimised for highest revenue generation and the lowest operating costs from regional segments to extended range routes, while the four-engine A340 provides versatility on the most demanding long-range and ultra-long-range flights.
The A330/A340 Family is composed of six jetliner versions that share the same fuselage cross-section and offer significant commonality with the optimum mix of operating characteristics in terms of aircraft size, range and economics.
Airbus, an EADS Company, is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line.
France Grounds Airbus For Landing Gear Fault - International Herald Tribune (812 words)
Both the airline and the four- nation Airbus Industrie consortium said the defect had not compromised the safety of the $115 million aircraft, the world's biggest twin-engined widebody.
The plane was flown to the Airbus assembly plant at Toulouse in southern France.
According to Airbus, a safety mechanism prevents the landing gear from retracting unless the wheels are correctly aligned to fit in the undercarriage bay.
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