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Airbus A300B2-1C

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September 1974
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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-B2 was the base production version, with an 8' 8'' stretch over the prototypes, and more powerful engines. Subsequent versions were the B2-200 with improved flaps and the -300 with increased weight and range.

Summary data for Airbus A300 B2
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
France197455153220 - 336


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

Typical engines were the CF6-50C at 51000lb thrust or the JT9D-9 at 53000lb


Dimensions for Airbus A300 B2
Length175 ft. 11 in.
Wing Span147 ft. 1 in.
Height54 ft. 1 in.
Empty Weight189,400 lbs.
Max Weight313,055 lbs. (Weights for B4-200 version)


Performance of Airbus A300 B2
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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