The A300-600R variant of Airbus’ cornerstone A300 entered commercial service in 1988, bringing increased range for this twin-engine jetliner from the fuel trim tank located in its tail. From that point forward, all new production of A300-600s became A300-600Rs.
|Overall length||177 ft 5 in 54.10 m|
|Cabin length||133 ft 6 in 40.70 m|
|Fuselage width||18 ft 0 in 5.64 m|
|Max cabin width||17 ft 4 in 5.28 m|
|Wing span (geometric)||147 ft 1 in 44.84 m|
|Height||54 ft 3 in 16.5 m|
|Track||31 ft 6 in 9.60 m|
|Wheelbase||61 ft 1 in 18.62 m|
|Range||4 050 nm 7 500 km|
|Max ramp weight||380.5 - lb x 1000 172.6 - tonnes|
|Max take-off weight||378.5 - lb x 1000 171.7 - tonnes|
|Max landing weight||308.6 lb x 1000 140 tonnes|
|Max zero fuel weight||286.6 lb x 1000 130 tonnes|
|Max fuel capacity||18 000 USG 68 150 litres|
|Thrust range||56,000-61,500 lb slst 249-270 kN|
The A300-600’s widebody twin-aisle cabin offers passengers a wider seat and more personal space than its competitors; meaning everyone can simply settle in and enjoy their flight. Capable of incorporating the latest in-flight entertainment and comfort, this aircraft continues to welcome passengers on-board for an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
As one of the original aircraft on which Airbus built its reputation, the fact that it is still utilised by carriers and enjoyed by customers is a testament to its quality, reliability and enduring appeal. This is an aircraft that set new standards when it entered into service and its appeal remains high today.
Reliable and proven
As the leading member of Airbus’ mid-size aircraft family, the A300-600 offers eight per cent lower operating costs per seat than its nearest competitor – providing a clear profit advantage in the jetliner category.
It uses Airbus’ proven 222-inch widebody fuselage cross-section for significant versatility in seating configurations, and accommodates industry-standard LD3 containers/freight pallets in the spacious lower-deck holds. The A300-600’s excellent range was further increased with the A300-600R variant, which incorporates an additional trim fuel tank in the horizontal tail. A typical seating arrangement fits 26 first class passengers and 240 in economy, which can be carried over non-stop distances of more than 4,000 km.
Flexibility in the cabin
Like all widebody jetliners in Airbus’ A300/A310 and A330/A340 Families, the A300-600R has the seating layout flexibility to meet a full range of market demands while also catering to changing trends and new classes of service. It can be configured for six-abreast in true international-standard first or premium business class; eight abreast seating in economy; and nine-abreast high-density seating for excellent comfort standards and minimum seat-mile costs in scheduled service, charter flights and shuttle operations.
Airbus built A300-600R as part of its pioneering A300/A310 product line, which set the standards for modern, medium-sized jetliners. As a result, it incorporates such technologies as automatic windshear protection; electrical signaling for slats, flaps and spoilers; and fuel-saving wingtip devices. This contributes to the aircraft’s proven record for performance, reliability and profitability.
A total of 816 A300s and A310s were delivered in the various versions of these jetliners built by Airbus, with an estimated 300 of them expected to remain in service after 2025.
The interactive map above highlights the optimised range of this modern Airbus jetliner. To determine the aircraft’s range from a specific location, simply drag the cursor to any city or region. The area covered in blue will represent all possible destinations within its typical range.
Note: The range areas above illustrate the aircraft's nominal range.