In July 1978 the European manufacturer Airbus began work on their second aircraft, the
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.


Airbus A310-203 c/n 283 made its first flight on October 1, 1983 wearing the Air Bus
registration F-WZEA. On January 13, 1984 the aircraft was delivered to KLM Royal Dutch
Airlines as PH-AGE “Jan Steen”. The aircraft served with KLM until April 1, 1992 when it
was delivered to MEA – Middle East Airlines and retained the PH-AGE. On October 23,
1997 PH-AGE was sold to FedEx as N443FE. On March 30, 1998 the aircraft was sent for
conversion to an A310-203F and joined the active fleet in July 1998.



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


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)


Weight
Empty – 80,600 kg   (177,700 lbs)
Maximum Payload – 33,300 kg   (73,410 lbs)
Maximum Take off – 150,000 kg   (330,700 lbs)


Engines
- 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.
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Rolling rubber wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
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