A3ST

AIRBUS A-300ST

Aircraft
Name
A-300ST
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
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
SATIC Beluga
SATIC Super Transporter
SATIC A-300ST Super Transporter
SATIC A-300ST Beluga
AIRBUS A-300ST Beluga
AIRBUS A-300ST Super Transporter
AIRBUS Beluga
AIRBUS Super Transporter

A3ST

Oversized freighter development based on A300-600 fuselage. In service since 1996. The Beluga (also known as the A300-600ST Super Transporter) was developed to carry complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse or Hamburg. Its main-deck cargo volume is greater than the C5 Galaxy, the An-124 or the C-17 airlifters. Operated by Airbus Transport International (ATI).

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
44.80 m
Length (metric)
56.20 m
Height (metric)
17.20 m
Powerplant

2 x GE CF6-80C2A8 (262 kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
General Electric CF6
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
1950 m
MTOW
155000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
180 kts
ROC
1200 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
250 kts
ROC
1500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
250 kts
ROC
1600 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.68
ROC
500 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
400 kts
MACH
0.69
Ceiling
310
Range
2500 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.68
ROD
1500 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
1500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
240 kts
MCS
210 kts
ROD
1000 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
240 kts
Distance
1176 m

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