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A3ST

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Aircraft
Name A-300ST
Manufacturer AIRBUS
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
APC C
Type code L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code 4D
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

AIRBUS A-300ST Beluga
AIRBUS A-300ST Super Transporter
AIRBUS Beluga
AIRBUS Super Transporter
SATIC Beluga
SATIC Super Transporter
SATIC A-300ST Super Transporter
SATIC A-300ST Beluga


AIRBUS A-300ST

AIRBUS A-300ST

Description

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 44.8 m146.982 ft
Length 56.2 m184.383 ft
Height 17.2 m56.43 ft
Powerplant 2 x GE CF6-80C2A8 (262 kN) turbofans.
Engine model General Electric CF6

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 180 kts IAS 250 kts IAS 250 kts MACH 0.68 TAS 400 kts MACH 0.68 IAS 290 kts IAS 240 kts Vapp (IAS) 240 kts
Distance 1950 m ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1600 ft/min ROC 500 ft/min MACH 0.69 ROD 1500 ft/min ROD 1500 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 1176 m
MTOW 155000155,000 kg
155 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL310 ROD 1000 ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 25002,500 nm
4,630,000 m
4,630 km
15,190,288.725 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A3ST

None on SKYbrary