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NEWS! - Aircraft Released : Airbus A300 Classic B2-200 by ASSP

 

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The Airbus A300 is a wide-body airliner developed and manufactured by Airbus. In September 1967, aircraft manufacturers in the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a large airliner. West Germany and France reached an agreement on 29 May 1969 after the British withdrew from the project on 10 April 1969. European collaborative aerospace manufacturer Airbus Industrie was formally created on 18 December 1970 to develop and produce it. The A300 prototype first flew on 28 October 1972.

 

The first production version was the A300B2. Powered by General Electric CF6 or Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines (the same engines that powered the 747 or the DC-10) of between 51,000 and 53,000 lbf (227 and 236 kN) thrust, it entered service with Air France in May 1974. The prototype A300B2 made its first flight on 28 June 1973 and was certificated by the French and German authorities on 15 March 1974 and FAA approval followed on 30 May 1974. The first production A300B2 (A300 number 5) made its maiden flight on 15 April 1974 and was handed over to Air France a few weeks later on 10 May 1974.

 

Created by the ASSP Team, this Airbus A300B2 is their first foray into X-Plane development.

 

Features:
Detailed modeling
  • 3D Cockpit model
  • Full 3D exterior model
  • Full Detailed Landing Gear animation
  • Custom engine Flex and wing Flex
  • Old and Classic lights illumination
  • 7 livery pack included
  • Customized Cabin for each livery
Aircraft Systems
  • Hydraulic system
  • Customized Autopilot 1-2 system
  • Electrical system
  • Pressurization system
  • APU system
  • GPU system
  • Doors operative
  • Two independent Weather RADAR (WX radar works with default X-plane weather engine)
  • Oxygen system
  • Fuel system
  • Two Universal FMS (works with default X-plane FMC) and Use ND for navigation
 
TCAS with TA/RA mode
  • Full system test
  • Animated IRS system
  • Full Customized annunciator system
  • Full anti Ice system
  • Customized Strat Up system
  • Fuel JETTISON system
  • Brack Fan system
Aircraft Performance
  • Detailed General Electric GE CF6-50CR  performance
  • Detailed Aerodynamic performance of A300
  • Detailed Weight and Balance
  • Tested with real airbus A300 pilot
Sounds
  • Full Custom system FMOD sound
  • General Electric GE CF6-50CR FMOD sound
Friendly Frame rate
 
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Airlines operating the A300 on short haul routes were forced to reduce frequencies to try and fill the aircraft. As a result, they lost passengers to airlines operating more frequent narrow body flights. Eventually, Airbus had to build its own narrowbody aircraft (the A320) to compete with the Boeing 737 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9/MD-80. The savior of the A300 was the advent of ETOPS, a revised FAA rule which allows twin-engine jets to fly long-distance routes that were previously off-limits to them. This enabled Airbus to develop the aircraft as a medium/long range airliner.

 

In 1977, US carrier Eastern Air Lines leased four A300s as an in-service trial. Frank Borman, ex-astronaut and then CEO of the airline, was impressed that the A300 consumed 30% less fuel, even less than expected, than his fleet of L-1011s. Borman proceeded to order 23 A300s, becoming the first U.S. customer for the type. This order is often cited as the point at which Airbus came to be seen as a serious competitor to the large American aircraft-manufacturers Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. Aviation author John Bowen alleged that various concessions, such as loan guarantees from European governments and compensation payments, were a factor in the decision as well. The Eastern Air Lines breakthrough was shortly followed by an order from Pan Am, and from then on, the A300 family sold well, eventually reaching a total of 561 delivered aircraft.

 

 

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Yes! the Airbus A300 Classic B2-200 by ASSP is now available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Airbus A300 Classic B2-200

Price is US$45.00

 

Requirements
X-Plane 11
Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 640 MB
Current version: 1.0 (September 8th 2021)

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News by Stephen Dutton

9th September 2021

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