|First flight||3 April 1982|
|Introduction||29 March 1983|
|Status||In use (Official build from 1982 to 2007)|
The Airbus A310 is an aircraft with 200 passenger seats and a longer range than the bigger Airbus A300. The first name was A300B10MC, but Lufthansa, the second largest customer, liked to use the plane for short range flights. So Airbus changed the wings of the plane and the range. The new name of the plane is Airbus A310. The first flight was on 3 April 1982 in Toulouse. The plane from this flight became a freighter.
Airbus A310-100 [change]
A planned version for short flights. It was cancelled for lack of orders.
Airbus A310-200 [change]
The first-built A310-200s had no winglets, but most of them were refit with wingtips. This aircraft has a MTOW (maximum take-off weight) of 142,000 kg and can be ordered with General Electric CF6 or Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines. The range was ideal for medium- or short long-distance flights. The Airbus A310-200 has a maximum capacity of 280 passengers. 85 Airbus A310-200s were built.
The A310-200C is a convertible version. The seats can be removed, and the jet can be used as a cargo plane.
The freight version of the A310-200. It can fly with 33 tons of cargo.
Airbus A310-300 [change]
The Airbus A310-300 is an improvement of the A310-200, with a longer range than all other versions of Airbus A300/310. The customers ordered the plane with General Electric CF6 or Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The first flight was on 8 July 1985. The first plane was delivered in 1986 to Swissair.t This aircraft can be found on Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
The A310-300C is a convertible version. It can change between a cargo and a passenger version.
The freight version of the A310-300. It can fly with the same load of the A310-200F, 33 tons of cargo.
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