A30B

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

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 (metric)
44.80 m
Length (metric)
53.60 m
Height (metric)
16.50 m
Powerplant

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

Engine Model(s)
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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