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Airbus A300B4-622R(F)

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This former JAL bird (JA8558) had been converted at the Elbeflugzeugwerke EFW in Dresden in March and only got it new colours in Manchester in May this year.
In the background is the characteristic Lufthansa Technik A380 maintenance hangar. Photo taken in the late evening.
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Aircraft Data

The A300 is a twin engined short/medium range wide-body airliner.It was the first airliner designed and built by Airbus,developed through a range of improved versions, Many have been converted to freighters. Production ceased in 2007.

The A300-B4 was the major early production version, with increased range compared to the B2, the B4 had its own developments - the -200 with further increased range and the -200FF, the first 2 crew edition of the A300.

Summary data for Airbus A300 B4
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
France19751931803220 - 336


2 x General Electric CF6 (41500 - 69800 lbf) or Pratt & Whitney JT9D (45800 - 56000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Typical engines were the CF6-50C2 or the JT9D-9


Dimensions for Airbus A300 B4
Length175 ft. 11 in.
Wing Span147 ft. 1 in.
Height54 ft. 1 in.
Empty Weight195,100 lbs.
Max Weight363,760 lbs. (Weights for B4-200 version.)


Performance of Airbus A300 B4
Max Speed495 kts
Cruise Speed457 kts
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range2,900nm
Max Range3,400nm (Range for B4-200)

Updated 22nd November 2008

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Airbus A300B4-622R(F)

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23rd June 2013
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