Questions tagged [airbus-a300]

A widebody twinjet airliner produced by Airbus from 1971 until 2007, and the first widebody twinjet to enter service.

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Why are the A300/310’s electric pitch trim switches inhibited with the autopilot engaged?

The A300/A310, like most other aircraft (except for some small general-aviation aircraft), has an adjustable-incidence-angle horizontal stabiliser, which is used to trim the aircraft in pitch (for ...
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Why does an A300/310 in LAND or GO-AROUND mode have to be at least 400 feet AGL for manual control column movement to disengage the autopilot?

Each of the A300/310’s two autopilots has two modes of operation: In CWS (Control-Wheel_Steering) mode, the autopilot(s) attempt to hold the attitude that the aircraft had at the moment of autopilot ...
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What failure modes did Airbus seek to eliminate or mitigate when they changed the design of the A310/A300-600's rudder travel limiter?

In the NTSB report on the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, it is mentioned (in the context of the changes between the A300-B2/B4's rudder system, on the one hand, and the A310/A300-600's rudder ...
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Why were early AFRP A300/A310 rudders prone to delaminating?

Reading the TSB report about that time an A310's rudder flew the coop, I came across this piece of background information (section 1.12.9.1, History of Earlier Design Aramid Fibre-Reinforced Plastic ...
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Was the Airbus A300/A310 ever supplied with a yoke and not a sidestick?

In the Air Crash Investigation episode "Kid In The Cockpit," which details the crash of Aeroflot Flight 593, the video shows the plane had a yoke not a sidestick I was under the impression all Airbus ...