AIRBUS A-300

Aircraft
Name: 
A-300
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-300B2
AIRBUS A-300B2-1
AIRBUS A-300B2-100
AIRBUS A-300B2-200
AIRBUS A-300B2K-3
AIRBUS A-300B4-100
AIRBUS A-300B4-2
AIRBUS A-300B4-200
AIRBUS A-300C4-200
AIRBUS A-300F4-200

A30B

Long range wide-body airliner. In service since 1974. Airbus pioneered the use of advanced composite materials on the A300B, incorporating them in secondary structures such as tailfin leading edges. Exists in many versions as airliner and freighter. Production of the A-300B4 ceased in May 1994 with switching to the improved A300-600.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
44.80 m
Length: 
53.60 m
Height: 
16.50 m
Powerplant: 

2 x GE CF6-50-C2 (233 kN) or
2 x P&W JT9D-59A1T (234 kN) turbofans.

Engine Model: 
General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney JT9D
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
160 kts
Distance: 
2850 m
MTOW: 
165000 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: 
350
Range: 
3000 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: 
1635 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 A300: Airplane characteristics for aiport planning AC, 01 Dec 2009

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