“The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga, is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-bodyairliner modified to carry aircraft parts and oversized cargo”

Role Outsize cargo freight aircraft
Manufacturer Airbus
First flight 13 September 1994
Introduction September 1995
Status In service
Primary user Airbus Transport International
Produced 1992–c.1999
Number built 5
Unit cost
$285 million
Developed from Airbus A300-600

Specification:

  • Crew: Two[33]
  • Capacity: 1,400 m3 (49,000 cu ft)[34]
  • Payload: 47 t (103,616 lb)
  • Length: 56.15 m (184 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 44.84 m (147 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 17.24 m (56 ft 7 in)
  • Aspect ratio: 16.43
  • Empty weight: 86.5 t (190698 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 155 t (341,713 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CF6-80C2A8 turbofan, 25,740 daN[33] () each
  • cargo cross-section diameter: 7.1 m (23 ft 4 in) in cargo compartment[34]
  • Maximum landing weight: 140 t (308,644 lb)
  • Maximum zero fuel weight: 133.5 t (294,314 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 23,860 – 34,430 Litres (6,303 – 9,095 US gal)

Performance

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