Airbus A300

Manufacturer: Airbus S.A.S., European Union

Description

In the mid-1960s, companies in England, France, Spain, and the Federal Republic of Germany began researching aircraft designs for congested domestic airlines. In 1967, governments signed an agreement on the development and production of the A300 European wide-body aircraft. Thus was formed the consortium “Airbus Industrie”.

Initially, the 300-seater liner was transformed into a smaller 250-seater version. This modification is designated B1. Two aircraft were built, the first flew out of Toulouse on October 28, 1972, and the second on February 5 of the following year. General Electric CF6 engines were installed on the liners.

The next version – A300B2 became 2.65 meters longer than the previous version and made its first flight in April 1974. This modification began to be used in the Air France park since May 1974.

Version A300B4 is the next version with increased take-off weight, reinforced wings and fuselage, advanced brakes, and an additional fuel tank. This version of the aircraft was operated on lines up to 6,000 kilometers long.

Specifications

  • Cruising speed (km / h): 917
  • Flight range with maximum fuel reserve (km): 6300
  • Flight range with passengers and baggage (with fuel reserves) (km): 5375
  • Operating ceiling (m): 10670
  • Runway length required (ISA conditions, at sea level) (m): 2850

Engines
Two engines General Electric CF6-50Cs or Pratt & Whitney JT9D-9

Dimensions
Wingspan (m): 44.84
Aircraft Length (m): 53.62
Aircraft Height (m): 16.53
Wing Area (m2): 260.00

Number of seats
Crew: 3
Passengers in a cabin of two classes: 250
Maximum: 336

Masses and loads
Takeoff (t): 165.00
Curb Empty (t): 88.50

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