cragley
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The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:30 pm



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.

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Spike
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:55 pm

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

[Edited 2004-12-13 13:55:56]
 
Boeing Nut
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:00 pm

Did UPS get all the A300F's they ordered?
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Scorpio
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:02 pm

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.

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Spike
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:17 am

Scorpio, knowone said the A300-600, the question was about the A300.
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:20 am

Spike,

true no-one said A300-600, but the A300-600 was the latest pax version. So give him a break...  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:21 am

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?

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Spike
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:18 am

Fair enough but the A300-600R was a very different beast to the original A300s.
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:20 am

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.
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:21 am

Japan Air System - in 2002.

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gigneil
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:01 am

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

Obviously, the A300-600 is an A300.

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Scorpio
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:12 am

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.
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:18 am

Do the present-day Airbus factory A300s use the same engines as the A310?
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Scorpio
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:28 am

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).
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:42 am

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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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:49 am

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.
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mauriceb
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:54 am

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
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:24 am

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.
 
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:53 am

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.

 
gigneil
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RE: The Last A300 Pax Was For Who?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:22 pm

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.

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