|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.
Swissair received the first of their Airbus A310s in April 1983. A310 c/n 412 was part of the
Swissair initial order but was re-directed to Balair. The aircraft arrived March 21, 1986 as
HB-IPK and flew with Balair until 1993 when it was taken over by Swissair. HB-IPK
remained with them until 1999 when it was sold to Hapag-Lloyd as D-ASRB. Then it was
sold to a leasing company who leased it to Air Kazakhstan as UN-A3102. The aircraft was
scrapped in June 2006.
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.
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