A306

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-300C4-600
AIRBUS A-300F4-600
AIRBUS A-300B4-600

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 (metric)
44.84 m
Length (metric)
54.10 m
Height (metric)
16.50 m
Powerplant

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

Engine Model(s)
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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