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Airbus A300

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Type Airliner
Manufacturer Airbus
Maiden flight 28 October 1972
Introduction 30 May 1974 with Air France
Status Still in service with many airlines
Primary users FedEx Express
UPS Airlines
American Airlines
Japan Airlines
Produced 1974-2007
Number built 561
Variants A300-600ST Beluga
Airbus A310

The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range widebody aircraft. Launched in 1972 as the world's first twin-engined widebody, it was the first product of the Airbus consortium of European aerospace companies, wholly owned today by EADS. The A300 ceased production in July 2007, along with the smaller A310. Freighter sales for which the A300 competed are to be fulfilled by a new A330-200F derivative.[1] 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 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... FedEx Express is a cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is the worlds largest airline in terms of aircraft, operating 671 planes. ... UPS Airlines is a worldwide cargo airline owned by United Parcel Service Inc. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga is a version of the standard Airbus A300 wide-body airliner, modified to carry aircraft parts and over-sized or awkward cargo. ... A310 redirects here. ... 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). ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... For other uses, see Eads. ... A310 redirects here. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ...

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Development history

The mission requirements were given in 1966 by Frank Kolk, an American Airlines executive, for a Boeing 727 replacement on busy short- to medium-range routes such as US transcontinental flights. His brief included a passenger capacity of 250 to 300 seated in a twin-aisle configuration and fitted with two engines, with the capability of carrying full passengers without penalty from high-altitude airports like Denver. American manufacturers responded with widebody trijets, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, as twinjets were banned from many routes by the FAA. American Airlines, Inc. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... DC10 redirects here. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ...


French president Charles de Gaulle resented the US domination of civil aviation and wanted a European airliner that could compete with American designs.[citation needed] Concorde was part of the answer, designed for intercontinental routes; the other was the A300, designed to meet Kolk's US domestic requirements. This article is about the person. ... For other uses, see Concorde (disambiguation). ...

In September 1967, the British, French, and German governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to start development of the 300-seat Airbus A300. An earlier announcement had been made in July 1967, but at that time the announcement had been clouded by the British Government's support for the Airbus, which coincided with its refusal to back British Aircraft Corporation's (BAC) proposed competitor, a development of the BAC 1-11 — despite a preference for the latter expressed by British European Airways (BEA). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x606, 118 KB) Summary American Airlines Airbus A300 inbound to JFK. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x606, 118 KB) Summary American Airlines Airbus A300 inbound to JFK. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... The British Aircraft Corporation, or BAC, was a British aircraft manufacturer, formed from the merger (under government pressure) of English Electric Aviation Ltd. ... The BAC 1-11, or One-Eleven, was a short-range jet airliner designed by Hunting Aircraft and produced by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) after Hunting was merged with several other British aviation firms in 1960. ... For other uses of BEA see Bea British European Airways, or BEA, was formed in 1946 by an Act of Parliament. ...


In the months following this agreement, both the French and British governments expressed doubts about the aircraft. Another problem was the requirement for a new engine to be developed by Rolls-Royce, the RB207. In December 1968, the French and British partner companies (Sud Aviation and Hawker Siddeley) proposed a revised configuration, the 250-seat Airbus A250. Renamed the A300B, the aircraft would not require new engines, reducing development costs. To attract potential US customers, American General Electric CF6-50 engines powered the A300 instead of the British RB207. The British government was upset and withdrew from the venture; however, the British firm Hawker-Siddeley stayed on as a contractor, developing the wings for the A300, which were pivotal in later versions' impressive performance from short domestic to long intercontinental flights.[citation needed] (Years later, through British Aerospace, the UK re-entered the consortium.) This article is about the aircraft engine company. ... Sud Aviation was a French state-owned aircraft manufacturer, originating from the merger of SNCASE (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Est) and SNCASO (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest) on March 1, 1957. ... Hawker-Ciggerley was a group of UK aircraft manufacturing companies formed as a result of the merger of Hawker Aircraft with Armstrong Siddeley. ... 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. ... British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. ...

Airbus A300B4-600

Airbus Industrie was formally set up in 1970 following an agreement between Aérospatiale (France), the antecedents to Deutsche Aerospace (Germany) . They were to be joined by the Spanish CASA in 1971. Each company would deliver its sections as fully equipped, ready-to-fly items. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1814 pixels, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600R (D-AIAY) takes off from London Heathrow Airport. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1814 pixels, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600R (D-AIAY) takes off from London Heathrow Airport. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... The Aérospatiale Corvette first flew in 1970 and went into service in 1974. ... Luftwaffe Tornado ECR Deutsche Aerospace AG Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG Founded May 19, 1989 as Deutsche Aerospace AG, bundling space and aeronautic elements of Daimler-Benz (including Dornier Luftfahrt), Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), MTU München, and Telefunken Systemtechnik (TST) In 1992, the helicopter division was... CASA Jungmann, built in 1957. ...


In 1972 the A300 made its maiden flight. The first production model, the A300B2, entered service in 1974. Initially the success of the consortium was poor, but by 1979 there were 81 aircraft in service. It was the launch of the A320 in 1981 that established Airbus as a major player in the aircraft market — the aircraft had over 400 orders before it first flew, compared to 15 for the A300 in 1972. The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ...


The A300 was the first airliner to use just-in-time manufacturing techniques. Complete aircraft sections were manufactured by consortium partners all over Europe. These were airlifted to the final assembly line at Toulouse-Blagnac by a fleet of Boeing 377-derived Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft. Originally devised as a way to share the work among Airbus's partners without the expense of two assembly lines, it turned out to be a more efficient way of building airplanes (more flexible and reduced costs) as opposed to building the whole airplane at one site. This fact was not lost on Boeing, which, over thirty years later, decided to manufacture the Boeing 787 in this manner, using outsized 747s to ferry wings and other parts from Japan. Just In Time (JIT) is an inventory strategy implemented to improve the return on investment of a business by reducing in-process inventory and its associated costs. ... Toulouse Blagnac International Airport (IATA: TLS, ICAO: LFBO) is located in the south of France. ... The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was airliner version of the 367 Boeing Stratofreighter, which in turn was the transport version of B-29 Superfortress. ... The Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


The A300 cemented European cooperation in aviation. Its first flight was commemorated on a French three franc stamp.


Technology

Airbus A300 fuselage cross-section, showing the passenger compartment above and the baggage area below. On display in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany.
Egypt Air Airbus A300-600R

Airbus partners employed the latest technology, some derived from the Concorde. On entry into service in 1974, the A300 was very advanced and influenced later subsonic airliner designs. The technological highlights include: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 559 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 716 pixel, file size: 191 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Airbus A300 fuselage cross-section, showing the passenger compartment above and the baggage area below. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 559 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 716 pixel, file size: 191 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Airbus A300 fuselage cross-section, showing the passenger compartment above and the baggage area below. ... Deutsches Museum The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) in Munich, Germany, is the worlds largest museum of technology and science, with approximately 1. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Download high resolution version (1024x645, 154 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x645, 154 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Concorde (disambiguation). ...

  • Advanced wings by de Havilland (later BAE Systems) with:
  • 222-inch diameter circular fuselage section for 8-abreast passenger seating and wide enough for 2 LD3 cargo containers side-by-side
  • Structures made from metal billets, reducing weight
  • First airliner to be fitted with wind shear protection
  • Advanced autopilots capable of flying the aircraft from climb-out to landing
  • Electrically controlled braking system

Later A300s incorporate other advanced features such as For other uses, see De Havilland (disambiguation). ... , BAE Systems plc (BAE) is a British defence and aerospace company headquartered at Farnborough, England, UK, that has worldwide interests, particularly in North America through its subsidiary BAE Systems Inc. ... A supercritical wing is a kind of wing designed particularly to fly at supersonic speeds. ... 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. ... Billet is a term used in manufacturing to refer to a cast product. ... For the Marvel Comics character, see Windshear (comics). ...

  • 2-man crew by automating the flight engineer's functions, an industry first
  • Glass cockpit flight instruments
  • Extensive use of composites for an aircraft of its era
  • Center-of-gravity control by shifting around fuel
  • The first airliner to use wingtip fences for better aerodynamics

All these made the A300 a substitute for the widebody trijets such as McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011 for short to medium routes. On the early versions, Airbus used the same engines and similar major systems as the DC-10.[citation needed] In aviation, a flight engineer (also referred to as systems operator ) is a member of the aircrew of an aircraft who is responsible for checking the aircraft before and after each flight, and for monitoring aircraft systems during flight. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rutan VariEze, the first aircraft to use winglets in 1975 Learjet 28/29, the first production jet aircraft to use winglets in 1977 McDonnell Douglas MD-11, the first mainline airliner to feature winglets in 1990 Wingtip devices are usually intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ...


In-service

After the launch, sales of the A300 were weak for some years, with most orders going to airlines that had an obligation to favor the domestically made product — notably Air France and Lufthansa. At one stage, Airbus had 16 "whitetail" A300s – completed but unsold aircraft – sitting on the tarmac. Indian Airlines was the world's first domestic airline to purchase the A300. Some are still flying today for the airline. Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Executive class cabin of an Indian Airbus A320 Indian Airlines Limited or Indian (Hindi: ) was Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ...


In 1977, U.S. carrier Eastern Air Lines leased four A300s as an in-service trial. Frank Borman, ex-astronaut and the then CEO, was impressed that the A300 consumed 30% less fuel than his fleet of Tristars and then ordered 23 of the type. This was followed by an order from Pan Am. From then on, the A300 family sold rather well, eventually reaching the current total of 858 on order or delivered. This article is about the defunct U.S. air carrier Eastern Air Lines. ... Frank Borman (right) poses with Jim Lovell (left) and Bill Anders (center) for an Apollo 8 publicity photo Frank Borman (born March 14, 1928) was a NASA astronaut, best remembered as one of the three crewmembers of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon. ... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ...


The aircraft found particular favour with Asian airlines, being bought by Japan Air System, Korean Air, Thai Airways International, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, China Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Indian Airlines, Trans Australia Airlines and many others. As Asia did not have restrictions similar to the FAA 60-minutes rule for twin-engine airliners which existed at the time, Asian airlines used A300s for routes across Bay of Bengal and South China Sea. Japan Air System (JAS, 日本エアシステム) was the smallest of the Big 3 Japanese airlines. ... Korean Air (formerly Korean Air Lines) (KRXS: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the flag carrier airline of Korea, its global headquarters are located in Seoul, Korea. ... Thai Airways Internationals headquarters. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) (Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: C6L) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS, Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia) is the national airline of Malaysia, operating scheduled services to over 100 destinations worldwide. ... Philippine Airlines (abbreviated PAL, PSE: PAL), also known historically as Philippine Air Lines, is the national airline of the Philippines. ... PT (Persero) Perusahaan Penerbangan Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. ... Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, more commonly known as Pakistan International Airlines or PIA (Urdu: Ù¾ÛŒ آئی اے or پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایرلاینز), is the flag carrier airline of Pakistan, based in Karachi. ... Executive class cabin of an Indian Airbus A320 Indian Airlines Limited or Indian (Hindi: ) was Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ... TAA redirects here. ... 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... Look up Bay of Bengal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Filipino name Tagalog: Timog Dagat Tsina (Dagat Luzon for the portion within Philippine waters) Malay name Malay: Laut China Selatan Portuguese name Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional Vietnamese name Vietnamese: The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China. ...

DHL A300B4-200 takes off.

In 1977, the A300B4 became the first “ETOPS compliant” aircraft – its high performance and safety standards qualified it for Extended Twin Engine Operations over water, providing operators with more versatility in routing. By 1981, Airbus was growing rapidly, with over 300 aircraft sold and options for 200 more planes for over forty airlines. Alarmed by the success of the A300, Boeing responded with the new Boeing 767. A DHL Boeing 757 at Cologne/Bonn Airport. ... 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. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ...


The A300 provided Airbus the experience of manufacturing and selling airliners competitively. The basic fuselage of the A300 was later stretched (A330 and A340), shrunk (A310), or modified into derivatives (A300-600ST Beluga Super Transporter). The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... A310 redirects here. ... The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga is a version of the standard Airbus A300 wide-body airliner, modified to carry aircraft parts and over-sized or awkward cargo. ...


The A300 has reached the end of production, and the last A300 freighter has been completed and delivered. The largest freight operator of the A300 is FedEx, which, as of January 2006, had 95 A300/310 aircraft. United Parcel Service (UPS) also operates freighter versions of the A300. The final version was the A300-600R and is rated for 180-minute ETOPS. The A300 has enjoyed renewed interest in the secondhand market for conversion to freighters. The freighter versions – either new-build A300-600s or converted ex-passenger A300-600s, A300B2s and B4s – account for most of the world freighter fleet after the Boeing 747 freighter. Federal Express redirects here. ... 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. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


In March 2006 Airbus announced the closure of the A300/A310 line[2] making them the first Airbus aircraft to be discontinued. The final production A300 made its initial flight on 18 April 2007[3] and was delivered on 12 July 2007. It was an A300F freighter for FedEx. Airbus has announced a support package to keep A300s flying commercially until at least 2025. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Federal Express redirects here. ...


Variants

This A300B1 was the second A300 ever built and one of the first to enter service with an airline in late 1974. It has been used as a fire brigade training structure at Brussels National airport since 1990 and was destroyed on 9 July 2003.
Islandsflug Cargo A300C4-605R
  • A300B1 Only two were built: the first prototype, and a second aircraft which was later sold for airline service (to Air Algérie) and has now been scrapped. It has accommodation for 259 passengers with a maximum weight of 132,000 kg and two General Electric CF6-50A engines of 220 kN thrust.
  • A300B2 The first production version. Powered by CF6 or Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines of between 227 and 236 kN thrust, it entered service with Air France in May 1974.
    • A300B2-100: 137 Metric Ton MTOW
    • A300B2-200: 142 Metric Ton MTOW, with Kruger flaps
    • A300B2-300: increased Maximum Landing Weight/Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
  • A300B4 The major production version. Features a center fuel tank for increased fuel capacity (47,500 kg). Production of the B2 and B4 totaled 248.
    • A300B4-100: 157.5 Metric Ton MTOW
    • A300B4-200: 165 Metric Ton MTOW
    • A300B4-200FF: An A300 with a "forward-facing" crew compartment. The world's first 2-crew widebody airliner. Includes some of the A310's and A300-600's digital avionics. First saw service with Garuda in 1982, further customers were VASP, Tunisair and Kar-Air/Finnair.
    • A300B4-600: Referred to as the A300-600. See Below.
    • A300C4: Convertible freighter version, with a large cargo door on the port side. First delivered to South African Airways in October 1982.
    • A300F4-203: Freighter version of the A300B4-200. First delivery occurred in 1986, but only very few were built as the A300F4-200 was soon replaced by the more capable A300-600F (official designation: A300F4-600F).
  • A300-600: Officially designated A300B4-600, this version is the same length as the B2 and B4 but has increased space because it uses the A310 rear fuselage and tail. It has higher power CF6-80 or Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and entered service in 1983 with Saudi Arabian Airlines. A total of 313 A300-600s (all versions) have been sold.
    • A300-600: (Official designation: A300B4-600) The baseline model of the -600 series.
    • A300-620C: (Official designation: A300C4-620) A convertible freighter version. First delivery December 1985.
    • A300-600F: (Official designation: A300F4-600) The freighter version of the baseline -600.
    • A300-600R: (Official designation: A300B4-600R) The increased range -600, achieved by an additional trim fuel tank in the tail. First delivery in 1988 to American Airlines; all A300s built since 1989 (freighters included) are -600Rs. Japan Airlines took delivery of the last new-built passenger A300, an A300-622R, in November 2002.
    • A300-600RF: (Official designation: A300F4-600R) The freighter version of the -600R. All A300s delivered between November 2002 and July 12 2007 (last ever A300 delivery) were A300-600RFs.
    • A300-600ST: Commonly referred to as the Beluga or "Airbus Super Transporter," these five airframes are used by Airbus to ferry parts between the company's disparate manufacturing facilities, thus enabling workshare distribution. They replaced the four Aero Spacelines Super Guppys previously used by Airbus.
  • A300B10 (A310) Introduced a shorter fuselage, a new, higher aspect ratio wing, smaller tail and two crew operation. It is available in standard -200 and the Extended range -300 with 9,600 km range in both passenger and full cargo versions. It is also available as a military tanker/transport serving the Canadian Forces and Luftwaffe. Sales total 260, although five of these (ordered by Iraqi Airways) were never built.

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Specifications

Measurement A300B4 A300-600R A300-600F
Seats 2-class 266 n/a
Length 54.08 m or 177' 3"
Span 44.85 m or 147' 2"
Height 16.62 m or 54' 6"
Max cabin width 5.28 m
Fuselage diameter 5.64 m
Weight empty 90,060 kg or 198,132 lb 81,900 kg or 180,700 lb
MTOW 165,000 kg or 364,980 lb. 170,500 kg or 375,100 lb
Take-off Run at MTOW N/A 2324 m
Cruising speed mach 0.78
Maximum speed mach 0.86
Range fully loaded   6,670 km or 3,600 nm 2,950 nm
Max. fuel capacity   18,000 USG or 68,150 litres
Engines CF6-50C2 or JT9D-59A CF6-80C2 or PW4158
Cockpit Crew Three Two

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Engines

Model Date Engines
A300B2-1A 1974 General Electric CF6-50A
A300B2-1C 1975 General Electric CF6-50C
A300B4-2C 1976 General Electric CF6-50C
A300B2K-3C 1976 General Electric CF6-50C
A300B4-103 1979 General Electric CF6-50C2
A300B2-203 1980 General Electric CF6-50C2
A300B4-203 1981 General Electric CF6-50C2
A300B4-601 1988 General Electric CF6-80C2A1
A300B4-603 1988 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4H1
A300B4-622 2003 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
A300B4-605R 1988 General Electric CF6-80C2A5
A300B4-622R 1991 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
A300F4-605R 1994 General Electric CF6-80C2A5 or 2A5F
A300F4-622R 2000 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
A300C4-605R 2002 General Electric CF6-80C2A5
A300B4-622 2003 Pratt & Whitney PW4158

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A300 Deliveries

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Incidents

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See also


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References

  1. ^ "Airbus aims to fill freighter void with A330 derivative". Flight International (2006-03-14).
  2. ^ "A300/A310 Final Assembly to be completed by July 2007", Airbus S.A.S (7 March 2006). 
  3. ^ "The last A300 makes its maiden flight", Airbus S.A.S (18 April 2007). 
  4. ^ "Navy Missile Downs Iranian Jetliner", Washington Post (1988-07-04). Retrieved on 2006-08-03. 
  5. ^ The Airbus A300

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