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Description of AIRBUS A300-600ST BELUGA

You would like to rent an A300-600ST cargo aircraft and therefore want to know more about this model?

You have clicked on the right page. Also known as the Super Transporter (ST) and as the Beluga, because of its cetacean-like shape, the Airbus A300-600ST is a medium-haul cargo aircraft first commissioned in 1995. It can carry 47 tonnes and cover a maximum distance of 5000 kilometres. Its design facilitates palletised loads.

The Beluga was designed to transport parts for Airbus aircrafts, whose production is dispersed throughout Europe (the wings are made in the United Kingdom, the tailplane in Spain, the fuselage in Germany and the nose in France for example) but whose assembly is carried out in Toulouse or Hamburg. Originally, these parts were transported by the “Super Guppies”, former NASA aircrafts that had to be replaced because they didn’t meet the needs of Airbus’s growing production.

Five Airbus A300-600ST were built and are currently in service.

In 2020, Airbus put its largest cargo aircraft model, the Beluga XL, into service. It surpasses the Beluga ST by seven metres in length and one metre in width and can carry the two wings of an A350XWB airliner in a single trip, whereas the Beluga ST couldn’t.

Key Benefits of AIRBUS A300-600ST BELUGA

  • Its 37.7-metre long and 7.1-metre diameter bunker enables it to carry a load of almost 47 tonnes, as well as very large parts.
  • It can fly at 700km/h with this heavy load.

Commercial features of AIRBUS A300-600ST BELUGA

The Beluga is also used to transport special loads such as satellites, military vehicles, industrial machinery or works of art.

Its shape is similar to the one of the Super Guppy and it is often compared to the Boeing 747-400 Dreamlifter.

Technical specifications of AIRBUS A300-600ST BELUGA

  • Manufacturer AIRBUS
  • Model A300-600ST BELUGA
  • Classification cargo aircraft
  • Seats 3
  • Speed 700 km/h
  • Range 5000 km
  • Interior Height 2.4 m
  • Interior Width 3.7 m
  • Luggage compartment volume 1500 m³
  • Crew 2 pilots + 1 mechanic
  • Purchase Price 183 000 000 €

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