Airbus Beluga

ICAO aircraft code A3ST
Manufacturer Airbus
Country France
New price USD 284 million

The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter), or Beluga, is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and outsize cargo.

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Airbus Beluga specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
A3ST
Manufacturer
Airbus
Manufactured
1995 - Present
Country
France
New purchase price
USD 284 million

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x 2 X General Electric CF6 80C2A8
Turbofan
Power:
58,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
493 Kts
913 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
240 Kts
Travel range:
1,501 Nm
2,780 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.1 Nm / gallon
0.049 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
35,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1200 feet / minute
6.10meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1950 meter - 6,397.56 feet
Landing Distance:
1176 meter - 3,858.22 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
155,000 Kg
341,713 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
140,000 Kg
308,644 lbs
Max Payload:
47,000 Kg
103,616 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
16,378 gallon
61,997 liter
Baggage Volume:
1500 m3 / 52,972 ft3

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About the Airbus Beluga

The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter), or Beluga, is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and outsize cargo. It received the official name of Super Transporter early on; however, the name Beluga, a whale it resembles, gained popularity and has since been officially adopted. Its replacement, the Beluga XL, made its first flight in January 2020.

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