"I'm the youngest member of the eldest Airbus family." Picture from Airliners.net
The last ever Airbus A300 was delivered today to FedEx, making a total of 821 Airbus A300s and A310s ordered. The A300 was launched in May 1969, with the first airplane entering commercial service with Air France in May 1974. It was the first wide-body, twin-engine aircraft, and it led to the creation of the A310, which was launched in July 1978 and first flew in April 1983 with Swissair and Lufthansa. FedEx is, according to Airbus, the largest customer for the A300/A310, with more than 120 of the types currently in service. Airbus expects that half of the current fleet of 630 A300/A310s will still be in service beyond the year 2025.
Airbus has also released a short video about the A300.