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Airbus A310

Medium-Range Passenger Transport

France | 1983

"The Airbus A310-series shares many similarities with the A300-600, but features a shorter fuselage."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Airbus A310-300 Medium-Range Passenger Transport.
2 x Pratt & Whitney PW4152 turbojet engines developing 52,000 lb of thrust OR General Electric CF6-80C2A2 turbojet engines developing 52,000 lb of thrust.
560 mph
902 kph | 487 kts
Max Speed
42,651 ft
13,000 m | 8 miles
Service Ceiling
5,965 miles
9,600 km | 5,184 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Airbus A310-300 Medium-Range Passenger Transport.
153.1 ft
46.66 m
O/A Length
144.0 ft
(43.90 m)
O/A Width
51.8 ft
(15.80 m)
O/A Height
178,111 lb
(80,790 kg)
Empty Weight
361,556 lb
(163,999 kg)
Notable series variants as part of the Airbus A310 family line.
A310 - Base Series Designation
A310-100 - Proposed Short-Range Model
A310-200 - Proposed Medium-Range Model
A310-300 - Base Passenger Transit Model Designation; Based on the A310-200 model; equipped with integrated drag-reducing wing-tip fences; increased range; tailplane trim tank.
A310-300C - Conversion model of base A300 series marked by "C" in designation.
A310-300F - Full freighter model of the base A300 series marked by "F" in designation.

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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.

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Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Airbus A310. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 255 Units

Contractor(s): Airbus Industrie - France
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