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Airbus A300B4-203

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13th January 1989
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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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