Airbus A300
Airbus A300 (Airbus A300)

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✈ Airbus A300 - the world's first twin-engine, widebody aircraft designed for medium and long aviamagistraley. A300, is also the first aircraft built by a joint European consortium «Airbus Industrie», which is now part of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Group (EADS).

Design A300 began at the request of the French, German and British governments to replace the US Boenga 727. The main requirements for the construction of the ship was the presence of two engines and a wide fuselage able to hold on to the 250 300 passengers.

In September 1969, the French company, together with West Germany began to design a common European liner. The assembly of the aircraft was carried out in the French city of Toulouse.

Airbus a330 300 photo

Airbus a330 300 photo


By December 1970, the aircraft project was ready. Aircraft engines got CF6-80-C2A1 company «General Electric». In the future, the aircraft engines are also installed PW-4000 Company «Pratt Whitney».

Wing aircraft with all the mechanization was designed by the British company «Hawker Siddeley Group Limited».

After construction, the first model aircraft received the designation Airbus A300 B1.

The first flight of the prototype took place on October 28 1972 years. In March 1974, the test models have been certified. The operation of the aircraft was introduced on May 30-1974 years. Modification became operational model B4, which has a larger fuel capacity and greater range than the base B1. First, the airline began to operate the aircraft was "Air France".

The plane became at that time the most comfortable aircraft with low noise. The aircraft usually has 266 passenger seats in a two-class configuration with a maximum range to fly 7540 kilometers.


Salon Airbus A300

Airbus A300 Salon

The plane with the first release of its constantly evolving. On this basis it has been released Utility option A300 C4 and transportnogruzovoy option A300 F4.

Since December 1980, the consortium began to develop an improved model of the plane - Airbus A300-600. First flight modification A300-600 with engines Pratt & Whitney JT9D made 8 1983 year in July. After going through all the certifications in 1985, the aircraft began to arrive at the airline. The first carrier has at its disposal A300-600 become Thai "Thai Airways.

Later the model was released A300-600R, which had a larger fuel capacity and thus an increased range. The first user A300-600R, in April 1988 years, became the American airline "American Airlines.


Driving Airbus A300 salon

Airbus A300 interior scheme


Based A300-600R built aircraft A300-600ST «Beluga», capable of carrying huge loads.

In March 2006 «Airbus Industrie» has announced that production of the aircraft A300 ends in July 2007 years.

By the end of production on 18-2007 year of April, a total of was built 561 airliners Airbus A300.


Technical characteristics of the aircraft Airbus A300 B4:


  • First flight: October 28 1972 years
  • Year of manufacture: c 1972 2007, the city of
  • Length: 53,62 m.
  • Height: 16,53 m.
  • Empty weight: 88490 kg.
  • Wing area: 260 square. m.
  • Wingspan: 44,84 m.
  • Cruising speed: 850-870km. / H.
  • Maximum speed: 910 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 11500 m.
  • Range with maximum load: 5500 km.
  • Engines: 2 turbofan General Electric CF6 or PW-4000
  • Crew: 2 person
  • Number of seats: 266 seats in two classes


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