Airbus A300B4-605R (EP-IBB) from Iran Air taking off from Runway 36L (Polderbaan), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Holland)
The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner that was developed and manufactured by Airbus.
Released in 1972 as the world's first twin-engined widebody, it was the first product of Airbus Industrie, a consortium of European aerospace companies, now a subsidiary of Airbus Group. The A300 can typically seat 266 passengers in a two-class layout, with a maximum range of 4070 nautical miles (7540 km) when fully loaded, depending on model. The Airbus A300-600R (Official A300B4-600R) has nearly the same length as the B2 and B4 but has increased space because it uses the A310 rear fuselage and tail. It also has an increased range, achieved by an additional trim fuel tank in the tail. The A300-600 entered service in 1983 with Saudi Arabian Airlines and a total of 313 A300-600s (all versions) have been sold.
The A300-600 also has a similar cockpit to the A310, eliminating the need for a flight engineer.
- Matthijs van Wageningen
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- Thursday 24 July 2008
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