Title: AIRBUS A300
The A300 was the first type developed by the new European aerospace collaborative manufacturer Airbus Industrie and first flew in 1972. It was the first wide-body twin-engined airliner and initially sales were slow until an order from Eastern Airlines, which had leased some examples and discovered their considerably better fuel consumption than their existing L-1011 Tristars. lead to steady sales over three decades.
When production ended in 2007 561 examples had been delivered. The basic fuselage cross-section and cockpit design were retained for the later A330 and A340 longer-range aircraft, and it was also the basis for the Beluga over-sized cargo transporter. The type put Airbus on the world stage, gave them experience of building, selling and maintaining jet airliners, and lead them to become a true competitor to Boeing.
This title contains the Eastern Airlines flight manual for the A300B, a general manufacturer’s brochure and a manufacturer’s brochure on the updated A310/A300-600 flight deck. The files have been scanned from the original documents unless otherwise stated and retain any colour pages.