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Airbus A300

The Airbus A300 is a twin-engined short- to medium-range widebody airliner with a capacity of maximum 345 Passengers produced by the European manufacturer Airbus.

The A300 was the first aircraft of the former Airbus consortium and the world's first twin-engined widebody aircraft. The early versions of the A300 were flown with a 3 man cockpit crew with flight engineer.

Airbus A380

Specifications for the Airbus A300
Crew 2  
Passengers 266 / 345  
Propulsion 2 Turbofan Engines  
Engine Model General Electric CF6-80C2A5  
Engine Power (each) 267,3 kN 60100 lbf
alternative Engine Variant    
Engine Model Pratt & Whitney PW4158  
Engine Power (each) 258,0 kN 58000 lbf
Speed 891 km/h 481 kts
      554 mph
Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.82  
Service Ceiling 12.192 m 40.000 ft
Range 6.667 km 3.600 NM
    4.143 mi.
Empty Weight 78.201 kg 172.404 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 170.500 kg 375.888 lbs
max. Landing Weight 140.000 kg 308.647 lbs
Wing Span 44,84 m 147 ft 1 in
Wing Area 260,0 m² 2799 ft²
Length 54,08 m 177 ft 5 in
Height 16,54 m 54 ft 3 in
First Flight 28.10.1972 / 08.07.83 (-600R)  
Production Status out of production  
Production Range 1974-2007  
Total Production 561  
ICAO Code A306 A30B  
IATA Code AB3 AB4 AB6 ABF ABX  
FAA TCDS A35EU  
Data for (Version) Airbus A300B4-605R  
Variants A300B1, A300B2, A300B4, A300-600  

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
12-Oct-15 Airbus A300B4-203F SU-BMZ Tristar Air near Afgooye 0 crashed
18-Feb-15 Airbus A300B4-605R(F) A6-JIM Unique Air Sharjah Airp... 0 damaged
14-Aug-13 Airbus A300F4-622R N155UP UPS near Birmingham-S... 2 crashed
16-Nov-12 Airbus A300B4-203F EI-EAC Air Contractors, op.for DHL Aviation Bratislava-M... 0 crashed
01-May-12 Airbus A300B4-605R TC-OAG Onur Air, op.for Saudi Arabian Jeddah-King ... 0 damaged
25-Aug-11 Airbus A300B4-620 5A-IAY Afriqiyah Airways Tripoli Inte... 0 destroyed
25-Aug-11 Airbus A300B4-622R 5A-DLZ Libyan Arab Airlines Tripoli Inte... 0 destroyed
22-Mar-11 Airbus A300F4-622R N173UP UPS Albuquerque ... 0 damaged
13-Apr-10 Airbus A300B4-203F XA-TUE Aerounion near Monterrey-Ge... 5+ 2 crashed
01-Mar-10 Airbus A300B4-203F TC-ACB ACT Airlines Bagram Air B... 0 crashed
19-Apr-07 Airbus A300B4-622R A7-ABV Qatar Airways Abu Dhabi In... 0 destroyed
30-Mar-07 Airbus A300B4-622R   Sudan Airways Khartoum-Civ... 0 hijacked
23-Mar-07 Airbus A300B4-203 YA-BAD Ariana Afghan Airlines Istanbul-Ata... 0 crashed
01-Mar-04 Airbus A300B4-203 AP-BBA PIA Jeddah-King ... 0 crashed
22-Nov-03 Airbus A300B4-203F OO-DLL European Air Transport near Baghdad Inte... 0 destroyed
15-Oct-02 Airbus A300B4-620 HZ-AJ. Saudi Arabian Khartoum 0 hijacked
10-Jun-02 Airbus A300F4-605R N681FE FedEx El Paso Inte... 0 damaged
08-Mar-02 Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EFW Indian Airlines Delhi-Indira... 0 crashed
12-Nov-01 Airbus A300B4-605R N14053 American Airlines Belle Harbor... 260+ 5 crashed
17-Oct-01 Airbus A300B4-203 AP-BCJ PIA Dubai Airpor... 0 crashed
14-Sep-00 Airbus A300B4-622R   Qatar Airways Hail Airport... 0 hijacked
12-Feb-00 Airbus A300B4-203 TU-TAT Air Afrique Dakar-Yoff A... 0 crashed
02-Feb-00 Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBR Iran Air Tehran-Mehra... 0+ 8 destroyed
24-Dec-99 Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EDW Indian Airlines Kandahar Air... 1 hijacked
15-Jul-99 Airbus A300B4-605R N80057 American Airlines New York-Joh... 0 damaged
24-Mar-99 Airbus A300C4-620 A6-PFD UAE Government Rhodes-Diago... 0 crashed
16-Feb-98 Airbus A300B4-622R B-1814 China Airlines Taipei-Chian... 196+ 7 crashed
22-Dec-97 Airbus A300?   China Eastern Xiamen Airpo... 1 hijacked
26-Sep-97 Airbus A300B4-220 PK-GAI Garuda near Medan-Poloni... 234 crashed
12-May-97 Airbus A300B4-605R N90070 American Airlines near West Palm Be... 0 damaged
06-Feb-97 Airbus A300B4-605R N41063 American Airlines Antigua-V.C.... 0 damaged
17-May-96 Airbus A300B4-203 TC-ALP Air Alfa Istanbul-Ata... 0 destroyed
26-Dec-95 Airbus A300B4-620 ?   Saudi Arabian Asmara Inter... 0 hijacked
03-Sep-95 Airbus A300   Air Inter Genève-Coint... 0 hijacked
03-Aug-95 Airbus A300B4-605R   China Eastern Hangzhou Air... 0 hijacked
26-Dec-94 Airbus A300B2-1C F-GBEC Air France Marseille-Ma... 7 destroyed
22-Oct-94 Airbus A300B4-103 HS-THO Thai Airways International Bangkok Inte... 0 destroyed
10-Aug-94 Airbus A300B4-622R HL7296 Korean Air Cheju Airpor... 0 crashed
26-Apr-94 Airbus A300B4-622R B-1816 China Airlines Nagoya-Komak... 264 crashed
08-Mar-94 Airbus A300   Saudi Arabian Nairobi-Jomo... 0 hijacked
29-Jan-94 Airbus A300B4-605R ?   China Eastern Hangzhou Air... 0 hijacked
15-Nov-93 Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EDV Indian Airlines near Tirupati Air... 0 crashed
24-Apr-93 Airbus A300B2-1C F-BUAE Air Inter Montpellier-... 0 crashed
28-Sep-92 Airbus A300B4-203 AP-BCP PIA near Kathmandu-Tr... 167 crashed
15-Feb-91 Airbus A300C4-620 9K-AHF Kuwait Airways Mosul Airpor... 0 destroyed
15-Feb-91 Airbus A300C4-620 9K-AHG Kuwait Airways Mosul Airpor... 0 destroyed
10-Nov-90 Airbus A300   Thai Airways International Calcutta-Net... 0 hijacked
02-Apr-90 Airbus A300   American Airlines Port-au-Prin... 0 hijacked
23-Aug-89 Airbus A300B4-203 F-BVGO Air France Algiers-Houa... 0 hijacked
01-Oct-88 Airbus A300   American Airlines Port-au-Prin... 0 hijacked
03-Jul-88 Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBU Iran Air near Bandar Abbas... 290 destroyed
12-Mar-88 Airbus A300B4-203   PIA Quetta Airpo... 0 hijacked
21-Sep-87 Airbus A300B4-203 SU-BCA EgyptAir Luxor Airpor... 5 crashed
10-Nov-86 Airbus A300B2-203   Iran Air Tabriz Airpo... 0 hijacked
26-Oct-86 Airbus A300B4-601 HS-TAE Thai Airways International near Tosa Bay 0 damaged
29-Sep-86 Airbus A300B2-1C VT-ELV Indian Airlines Chennai (Mad... 0 crashed
04-Jul-85 Airbus A300B4-203 P2-ANG Air Niugini Brisbane Int... 0 hijacked
18-Jan-85 Airbus A300B4   Eastern Air Lines Orlando Inte... 0 hijacked
04-Dec-84 Airbus A300C4-620 9K-AHG Kuwait Airways Tehran-Mehra... 2 hijacked
12-Sep-84 Airbus A300B2-203   Iran Air Isfahan-Shah... 0 hijacked
28-Aug-84 Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBS Iran Air Baghdad-Sadd... 0 hijacked
07-Aug-84 Airbus A300B2-202   Iran Air Rome 0 hijacked
05-Jul-84 Airbus A300   Indian Airlines Lahore Airpo... 0 hijacked
03-Feb-84 Airbus A300B4-203   Cruzeiro do Sul Camagüey Int... 0 hijacked
18-Dec-83 Airbus A300B4-120 OY-KAA MAS, lsf SAS near Kuala Lumpur... 0 crashed
14-Jun-83 Airbus A300B4   Eastern Air Lines Havana-José ... 0 hijacked
13-Feb-83 Airbus A300B4-203   TAA Melbourne, VIC 0 hijacked
28-Jan-83 Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EFV Indian Airlines Delhi-Palam ... 0 damaged
17-Mar-82 Airbus A300B4-203 F-BVGK Air France San'a Intern... 0 crashed
10-Apr-81 Airbus A300   Eastern Air Lines Miami Intern... 1 hijacked
30-Jun-79 Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EDV Indian Airlines Calcutta Air... 0 damaged
12-Aug-77 Airbus A300   Air France Brindisi-Pap... 0 hijacked
27-Jun-76 Airbus A300B4-203 F-BVGG Air France Entebbe Airp... 0 hijacked