Airbus A300-600

The A300-600 was further developed into the longer range A300-600R, its extended range courtesy of a fuel trim tank in the tail plane and higher maximum takeoff weights. First flight was on December 9 1987, first delivery was April 20, 1988 to American Airlines.

The first new build pure freighter A300, one of 44 ordered for Federal Express, flew in December 1993. UPS is another major A300-600F customer, following its September 1998 order for 90. Also Air Hong Kong ordered 9 A300-600F. 

Developing nation: Europe.
Manufacturer/designer: EADS – Airbus Industries.
Production line: Toulouse-Blagnac, France.
Type aircraft: Medium range wide body airliner.
First flight:

July 8th, 1983, F-WZLR.

First delivery: March 1984.

Airbus A300-600
Cockpit crew: Two pilots.
Passengers two class:

– 26 business class.
– 240 economy class.

Cabin length: 40,70 m.
Cabin diameter: 5,28 m.
Cargo volume:

– Maine deck 304,6 m³.
– Under floor 70,8 m.
– Total load 391,4 m.

LD3 Containers in belly: 22.
Standard 2.24m x 3.17m pallets:

– in belly 4, with 8 LD3 Containers.
– main cargo deck of freighter 21.

Wing span: 44,85m.
Wing area: 260m².
Wing sweep: 28 degrees.
Fuselage length: 54,08 m.
Fuselage diameter: 5,64 m.
Height: 16,62 m.
Wheelbase: 18,62 m.
Track: 9,60 m.
Engine (s):

– Two General Electric CF6-80C2A1s rated 262.4 kN.
– Two Pratt & Whitney PW-4156s turbofans rated 249 kN.

Weight:

– Empty:90.065 Kg.
– Max. payload: 35.800 Kg.

Max. Take off weight: 165.900Kg.
Max. Landing weight: 134.000Kg.
Cruise Speed: 850km/h.
Max. Speed: 889km/h.
Service ceiling: 10.668 m.
Max. Range: 6.670 km.

Airbus A300-600R*
Engine (s):

– Two General Electric CF6-80C2A5 rated 273.6 kN.
– Two Pratt & Whitney PW-4158 rated 258 kN.

Weight:

– Empty 90.965 Kg.

– Max. payload: 41.100 Kg.

Max. Take off weight: 171.700 Kg.
Max. Landing weight: 140.000 kg.
Cruise Speed: 875km/h.
Max. Speed: 897km/h.
Max. Range:

– 7.505 km with CF-6’s.
– 7.540 km with PW-4158’s.

* Generally similar to the Airbus A300-600 except in the following particulars.


Airbus A300-600F*
Engine (s):

– Two General Electric CF6-80C2A5 rated 273.6 kN.
– Two Pratt & Whitney PW-4158 rated 258 kN.

Weight:

– Empty:78.335 Kg.
– Max. payload:55.017 Kg.

Max. Take off weight: 170.500Kg.
Max. Landing weight: 140.000Kg.
Cruise Speed: 875 km/h.
Max. Speed: 897 km/h.
Max. Range:

– 7.505 km with CF-6’s.
– 7.540 km with PW-4158’s.

* Generally similar to the Airbus A300-600 except in the following particulars.

Delivered 279 Airbus A300-600, on order 56, approximately 271 A300-600/R/F variants in service at September 30, 2004.

A300-600 built of each type:

A300-601 – 6
A300-603 – 11
A300-605R – 73
A300-620 – 16
A300-622 – 5
A300-622R – 95
A300F-605R – 42
A300F-622R – 90
Airbus A300B2/B4 & A300-600 civil operators*:
44 – Federal Express.

5 – Indian Airlines.

38 – UPS. 4 – Monarch.
33 – American Airlines. 3 – Islandsflug.
21 – Thai Airways. 3 – Mahan Air.
19 – Japan Air Lines Domestic. 3 – Tunis Air.
14 – Lufthansa. 3 – Aero Union.
14 – European Air Transport – DHL. 3 – Air Contractors – DHL.
13 – China Eastern. 3 – Air Hong Kong.
12 – China airlines. 3 – Ariana Afghan Airlines.
12 – Saudia – Saudi Arab Airlines 3 – Channel Express – TNT.
10 – Japan Air system. 3 – Olympic Air Lines.
10 – Korean Air. 2 – AMC Aviation.
9 – Onur Air. 2 – Orex – Orbit Express.
8 – Qatar Airways. 1 – Paradise International.
8 – Egypt Air. 1 – Afriqiyah Airways.
7 – Astar Air Cargo. 1 – Air France.
7 – PIA-Pakistan International Airways. 1 – Air Macao.
7 – Fly Air. 1 – Air Scandic.
7 – MNG Cargo. 1 – Baron Air Cargo.
6 – Iran Air. 1 – China Southern Airlines.
6 – Express net Airlines. 1 – Saga Airlines.
6 – TNT Airways. 1 – Sogerma.
6 – Tradewinds Airlines. 1 – Sudan Airways.
5 – China Northern Airlines. 1 – Tristar Air.
Airbus A300-600 Military operator*:
1 – State of Kuwait


All pictures courtesy of Zijde Aviation Photo and Publishing

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