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A300B4,-600,A310 Differences  
User currently offlineIsmangun From Indonesia, joined Jan 2001, 117 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

Hi guys,

I have some questions about A300B4, A300-600, and A310:

1. Do they share similar (or almost similar) systems?
2. Do they also share type commonalities (e.g. common ratings/CCQ)?

Thank you for reading this stupid question.

Cheers,


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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1610 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4168 times:
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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.

User currently offlineTroubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

The A300-600 received the same wing which was developed for the A310.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4107 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.


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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1610 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4073 times:
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Troubleshooter:

>The A300-600 received the same wing which was developed for the A310.

No, it didn't. The A300-600 and A300B4 share the same wing, but the -600 is missing the outboard ailerons. Wing spans are:

A300B4 44.84m (147ft 1in)
A300-600 44.84m (147ft 1in)
A310 43.89m (144ft 0in)


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Is there any way to tell a A300B4 from a A300-600R from the outside,apart from the Wingtip.   
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Not long ago I came across this page about modification of airplane model kits: AMDigest
Click on Kit Modifications at the bottom. Find the line mentioning the A300B2.

Although it's about model kits, the info seems to be based on facts about the real planes and describes differences on various versions of A300/A310.  Smile

In relation to reply 5 I might add that A300-600R fuselage is 2" 4' longer than A300B4. Not much really - so it may be difficult to distinguish between the two versions when it comes to the fuselage.

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

Is there any way to tell a A300B4 from a A300-600R from the outside,apart from the Wingtip.
regds
MEL



Very tricky. The -600 is actually longer, but only by a whooping 46 cm.



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User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (reply 5):
Is there any way to tell a A300B4 from a A300-600R from the outside,apart from the Wingtip.


Yes, there is. The earlier A300's have a lenghty fairing along the top of the rear fuselage. If you look at these photos full-sized, you can easily see it.

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The -600 models do not have this fairing, but some have smaller, round ones in the same area:

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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6957 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Additionally, the standard A300B4s have a three-crew member cockpit, while the A300-600 and A310 are two-crew member cockpits.

There were a couple of B4s built with 2 man cockpit... Does anyone got a photo of one?

Is there any way to tell a A300B4 from a A300-600R from the outside,apart from the Wingtip.

Try the engine... Most (almost all) B4s had GE engines... and the -600s had PW and newer CF6 engines with different cowling shape than the B4s...

Mandala499



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3925 times:

Quoting Justplanesmart (reply 8):
The earlier A300's have a lenghty fairing along the top of the rear fuselage


What was this Fairing for.Why was it eliminated on the -600.  psst 
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJDD1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 94 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3874 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.


User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

the A300-600 and A310 have greater rudder sensitivity than the A300B4

Wait a minute, that's not quite clear. The A300-600 is actually called the A300B4-600(R). What do you mean under the A300B4, the A300B4-100/200?


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

As DeltaWings states, the A300-600 is actually the A300B4-600(R)  Wink


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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6957 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

2 crew B4-220 FFCC... 9 were built with JT9D engines... For Garuda...
AFAIK they're the only JT9D powered B4-200s... is that right?

still, any flight deck photos ?

Mandala499



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User currently onlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2572 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

China Airlines had 6 A300B4-220 (not FFCC). These had JT9D-59A engines

There were also 10 A300B4-120 and 4 A300B2-320 as well, with JT9D-59A engines.

Airbus designations in those days were confusing to say the least!

Regarding the A300-600, it can be either a -600 or a -600R I believe, the R denotes additional fuel tanks



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User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3485 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 .



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User currently onlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2572 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

A300-600 does not have a stabiliser fuel tank, the A300-600R does.


The glass isn't half empty, or half full, it's twice as big as it needs to be.
User currently offlineEilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 9):

There were a couple of B4s built with 2 man cockpit... Does anyone got a photo of one?

Yes we do.
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Photo © Harri Koskinen


The plane now flies with Turkish Airlines.


User currently offlineGaruda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Apart from Garuda with 9 A300B4-220FFCCs, Karair (Finnair subsidiary) did operate 2 A330-203FFCCs. I'm not sure whether Tunis Air's A300s were FFCCs though...

HAWK21M,
The fairing in the first generation A300 host the ADF antenna

JA


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Quoting Garuda (Reply 19):
The fairing in the first generation A300 host the ADF antenna

Wheres the ADF antenna located on the -600.
regds
MEL



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