|In July 1978 the European manufacturer Airbus began work on their second aircraft, the
A310. It would be a medium-to long-range wide-body airliner based on the Airbus larger
first aircraft the A300. The first flight of the A310 took place on April 3, 1982 with the first
service flight in April 1983 with Lufthansa. In 1985 the A310-300 production began as a
longer range version of the A310-200 and is capable of carrying an additional 15,430
pounds of fuel in its tail-plane. The last A310 was delivered in June 1998.
Air Bus A310-324 c/n 650 first flew on April 24, 1992 and was delivered to Delta Airlines
on March 31, 1993 registered as N835AB. The aircraft served with Delta until it was sold
to Air Jamaica on September 5, 1996 and kept N835AB. The aircraft was leased to Air
Maldives for 5 months in late 1999. On December 11, 2000 Biman Bangladesh bought the
aircraft and registered it as S2-ADH. They also re-engined the aircraft with PW4156A’s
making it an A310-325. In April 2009 Blue Line bought the aircraft and registered it as F-
HBOY. Blue Line failed in October 2010 and the aircraft was stored until August 2011
when it was purchased by United Airways of Bangladesh and soon to be registered and
put into service.
Airbus A310-300 Series Specifications
Type aircraft - Medium to long range wide body airliner
First Flight - A310-300, July 8, 1985. Aircraft registration (F-WWCA)
First Delivery - A310-300, December 1985 to Wardair
Cockpit crew - 2
Passengers – 280
Length – 46.66 m (153.1 ft)
Height – 15.8 m (51.84 ft)
Wingspan – 43.90 m (144 ft)
Fuselage Diameter – 5.64 m (18.5 ft)
Cruise Speed – 850 km/h (528 mph)
Service Ceiling – 10,668 m (35,000 ft)
Maximum Range – 7,982 km (4,960 miles)
Empty – 80,600 kg (177,700 lbs)
Maximum Payload – 33,300 kg (73,410 lbs)
Maximum Take off – 150,000 kg (330,700 lbs)
- A310-304 2 X General Electric CF6-80C2A2 rated 231 kN.
- A310-304 2 X General Electric CF6-80C2A8 rated 258 kN.
- A310-322 2 X Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E1 rated 214 kN.
- A310-324 2 X Pratt & Whitney PW4152 rated 231 kN.
- A310-325 2 X Pratt & Whitney PW4156A rated 249 kN.
Delta Airlines "N835AB"
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