AeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1601 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3357 times:
The A300-600 and A310 lack the outboard ailerons that the A300B4 has. As the NTSB has noted, the A300-600 and A310 have greater rudder sensitivity than the A300B4. Additionally, the standard A300B4s have a three-crew member cockpit, while the A300-600 and A310 are two-crew member cockpits.
Starlionblue From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2004, 15872 posts, RR: 66 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3296 times:
The A310 represented a major design change to the A300/A310 line, and the changes were incorporated in the A300-600
- New wing.
- Smaller, lighter fin made of composites.
- Glass cockpit.
- Some fly by wire components, IIRC the ailerons.
- Deleted outboard ailerons.
- Common pylons for the engine alternatives.
- Carbon brakes offered as standard.
- Wingtip fences from 1985.
Source: My brain and "Airbus" by Guy Norris and Chuck Wagner.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - from Citadel by John Ringo
JDD1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 94 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3063 times:
The -600 has the same rear fuselage as the A310 with the rear pressure bulkhead moved back a couple of frames. Therefore although the fuselage is only 46cms longer than the B4, in fact the -600 has two more seat rows and carries two more LD-3 containers.
The A310 and -600 have the same "glass cockpit" and fly-by-wire secondary controls ie spoilers, airbrakes, lift dumpers, slats and flaps.
They also have a carbon fibre fin and rudder and a trim tank in the tail plane.
The A310 (only) wing is new and the tip fences are different to the -600.
The two-crew B4s were sold to Garuda, Tunis Air and the charter are of Finnair whose name I can't remember. About a dozen in total.
Fly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2674 times:
Airbus 300-B4-200 has five fuel tanks ,Airbus 300-600 has an aditional fuel tank that make it longer range than the B4-200.
Maximum T/O weight of B4-200 IS 165 TONS .
Maximum T/O weight of 300-600 is 172 Tons .