[align=left]Airbus A310-300 Medium-Range Passenger Transport[/align]


[align=left]The Airbus A310-300 was produced as a budgeted alternative to the based A300-series (detailed elsewhere on this web site) at a time when Airbus was still awaiting official order placement from potential customers. This interim design featured a shortened fuselage and a few cost-saving features in terms of both maintenance and repair - not to mention the lighter weight improving distance and capacity statistics.

The A310 series went into production in 1982 and saw official use in 1983 in a variety of forms. As with the A300 series, the A310 also came in conversion cargo and full-featured freight variants for added market appeal.

The A310-300 model is a longer-range variant with wing-tip fences that reduce drag. Other aerodynamic features are incorporated as well, allowing for the system to enjoy a tremendous operating range overall. The A310 is used in all capacities by many companies operating from multiple nations around the globe, adding yet another in the line of successful Airbus exports.[/align]



[align=left]Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW4152 turbojet engines generating 52,000lbs of thrust OR General Electric CF6-80C2A2 turbojet engines generating 52,000lbs of thrust.

Maximum Speed: 560 miles per hour | 902 kilometers per hour | 487 knots
Maximum Range: 5,965 miles (9,600 km)
Service Ceiling: 42,651 feet | 13,000 meters | 8.1 miles
Initial Rate of Climb: Not Available[/align]


[align=left]Length: 153.08 feet (46.66 meters)
Wingspan/Width: 144.03 feet (43.90 meters)
Height: 51.84 feet (15.80 meters)
Empty Weight: 178,111 pounds (80,790 kilograms)
MTOW: 361,556 pounds (163,999 kilograms)[/align]

[align=left]Basic Information[/align]

[align=left]Series Designation: Airbus A310-300
Classification Type: Medium-Range Passenger Transport
Contractor: Airbus Industrie - France
Country of Origin: France
Initial Year of Service: 1983
Crew / Accommodations: 8 + 220
Production Totals: 0*[/align]