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
AIRBUS A-300ST Beluga
AIRBUS A-300ST Super Transporter
AIRBUS Beluga
AIRBUS Super Transporter
SATIC A-300ST Beluga
SATIC A-300ST Super Transporter
SATIC Beluga
SATIC 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: 
44.80 m
Length: 
56.20 m
Height: 
17.20 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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