AIRBUS A-300-600

Aircraft
Name: 
A-300-600
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Wide
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
Low wing
Tail: 
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code: 
L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code: 
4D
RFF Category: 
8
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
Underwing mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-300B4-600
AIRBUS A-300C4-600
AIRBUS A-300F4-600

A306

Long range wide-body airliner. In service since 1994, developed on the basis of the A-300B4. Offers the same engines as the shorter A-310 suited for mid range operations. With both powerplants, the A300-600 and AIRBUS A-310 are fully certified for up to 180 minutes extended-range twin-engine operations (Extended Range Twin Engine Operation), which permits their use on routes over water and across remote regions of the globe. Total of 553 were built (together with the A30B) and 416 remain in operation (August 2006).

Technical Data
Wing span: 
44.84 m
Length: 
54.10 m
Height: 
16.50 m
Powerplant: 

2 x CF6-80C2 (262kN) or
2 x P&W PW4000 (249kN) turbofans.

Engine Model: 
General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney PW4000
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
160 kts
Distance: 
2240 m
MTOW: 
171700 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
190 kts
ROC: 
3000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROC: 
3200
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROC: 
2500 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
0.78
ROC: 
800 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
470 kts
MACH: 
0.79
Ceiling: 
370
Range: 
4150 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
0.78
ROD: 
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROD: 
2000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
240 kts
MCS: 
220 kts
ROD: 
1500 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
131 kts
Distance: 
1532 m
Further Reading: 
  • Airbus reference document which provide to airlines, MROs, airport planners and operators the general dimensions of the aircraft, as well as the necessary information for ramp, servicing operations or maintenance preparation: Airbus A306: Airplane characteristics for aiport planning AC, 01 Dec 2009

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