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The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?  
User currently offlineCragley From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 428 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6031 times:



Heya

As the topic says, who was the last A300 built for? I am talking passenger A300 and when was it delivered?

What are they like to fly on? Are they spacious? Bulky?

I am flying a LH A300 in February and am looking forward to it.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5996 times:

I'd guess Lufthansa or Air France probably got the last A300 pax aircraft. They really rise up at the back as you get to the rear galley. They look big inside yet they feel cramped. I sort of miss them but not much.

User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5953 times:

Last A300-600 was delivered to Japan about 2 years ago.

[Edited 2004-12-13 13:55:56]

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5935 times:

Did UPS get all the A300F's they ordered?

User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5052 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5927 times:

I'd guess Lufthansa or Air France probably got the last A300 pax aircraft.

Air France never even bought the A300-600, their last delivery was more than 20 years ago! The last one for LH was delivered around 96 / 97.

As widebody said, last passenger A300 went to Japan Air System (who had at that time just merged with JAL)


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Edit: UPS still has some 50 (!) A300s on order.

[Edited 2004-12-13 14:04:30]

User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5736 times:

Scorpio, knowone said the A300-600, the question was about the A300.

User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2238 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5721 times:

Spike,

true no-one said A300-600, but the A300-600 was the latest pax version. So give him a break...  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5719 times:

Given that the pre-600 models haven't been produced for ages, the last passenger A300 was bound to be a -600...

Re. UPS' 50-strong A300F4 order, what's the status of that order? Are they trying to defer and/or cancel some (if not all) of them? Or am I mixing them up with another carrier and talking bollocks as a result?

Rich


User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5642 times:

Fair enough but the A300-600R was a very different beast to the original A300s.

User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

Difficult to call last A300 delivery, as so many of them have been re-delivered. Think the last one was built in 1987 and delivered to Tunisair, now flying with MNB Cargo (converted). 2nd last was also delivered to Tunisair. About aircraft 300 or so.

User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2399 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5630 times:
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Japan Air System - in 2002.

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

Scorpio, knowone said the A300-600, the question was about the A300.

Obviously, the A300-600 is an A300.

N


User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5052 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5531 times:

Scorpio, knowone said the A300-600, the question was about the A300.

Yes... and what exactly is an A300-600 then? Exactly, an A300. Notice how everybody else who responded to this topic assumed that?

Just curious, but what exactly is a knowone?

RedDragon,

Re. UPS' 50-strong A300F4 order, what's the status of that order? Are they trying to defer and/or cancel some (if not all) of them? Or am I mixing them up with another carrier and talking bollocks as a result?

There were rumors about 6 months ago that they wanted to get rid of at least part of that order, but it's been very silent in that department since then. Mean time, the deliveries are continuing as planned.


User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5510 times:

Do the present-day Airbus factory A300s use the same engines as the A310?


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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5052 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5486 times:

Do the present-day Airbus factory A300s use the same engines as the A310?

More powerful versions of them, yes.

BTW, the last 'classic' A300B was delivered in 1987 to China Airlines, the 248th to be delivered to an airline, out of 250 built. (of the other two, the original A300B1 prototype was broken up at the end of the 70s, and the first A300B2 is still fluing as the 'Zero G' A300 for Esa).


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5455 times:

Widebody, what do u mean by 'as so many of them have been re-delivered', can u rephrase that for me.

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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1188 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

If the person who asked the original question meant an A300 that was not the latest version, then the wording on the heading was very poor. I also understood that the thread talked about the lastest EVER pax A300 built.
I will be flying on an A300 MIA-LIM with AA. I have flown this bird several times. They are large, cramped, uncomfortable but they get me to where I need to go. The last flight I took on it (LIM-MIA) we were delayed over an hour because the automatic locking mechanism for the cargo door malfunctioned. It had to be done manually, and this means that they computers have to be reprogrammed or whatever (I am neither a pilot or a mechanic) and there had to be several people who "signed off" that the doors were locked properly. We sat there forever waiting for this process to be completed. My friend at AA says that these things happen all the time with the A300 for AA.
FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

There were rumors about 6 months ago that they wanted to get rid of at least part of that order, but it's been very silent in that department since then. Mean time, the deliveries are continuing as planned

rumours said they wanted the A380 instead


User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5396 times:

The last Airbus A300B4 produced, msn 305, is registered F-WQOY owned now by Airbus and is stored at CHR (Chateauroux, France).
It was previously operated by Philippine Airline as F-OHPD.

The last A300-600R PAX VERSION produced is msn 838 and is operated by Japan Airlines (ex-JAS) as JA016D.

The very last A300-600R produced until today is a Freighter, msn 856, and was delivered last October 9th 2004 to Air Hong-Kong as B-LBD.


User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 819 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5190 times:
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The rumors are that 5X is not happy with the A300 and wants to convert orders to the A380F to satisfy the commitment to AB.



User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

The rumors are that 5X is not happy with the A300 and wants to convert orders to the A380F to satisfy the commitment to AB.

Those rumors are bullshit.

5X is experiencing a downturn in domestic loads, and as a result wish to slow the rate of capacity increase. They as much as said so themselves.

N


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