|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.
A310-203 c/n 353 made its first flight on October 26, 1984 as F-WZLJ. On January 11,
1985 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines received c/n 353 registered as PH-AGG and named
Vincent van Gogh. In 1996 the aircraft was sold to Federal Express and registered as
N442FE and named Breanna. In October 1996 through July 1997 the aircraft was
converted to an A310-203F and flew with FedEx until it was sent to Victorville California in
August 2009 to be broken up.
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.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
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