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Aircraft

  

Airbus A310

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No. Of Engines:

2

Aircraft Type:

Jet

Passenger Capacity (Max):

280

Passenger Capacity (Min):

218

Range (in Miles):

5,200

Cruising Speed (MPH):

557

Payload Capacity (in Lbs):

79,560

Wingspan:

144

Length:

153

Takeoff Weight (in Lbs):

36,095

Body Type:

Widebody

Cabin Type:

Pressurized


The A310, which first entered service with Lufthansa and Swissair in 1983, is a shorter fuselage version of the A300 (which has been in service since 1974). Together, with more than 730 orders, the A300 and the A310 are the world's most popular widebody twin-engine transports. Currently there are two versions of the A310: the medium-range A310-200, and the long-range A310-300. Due to its extensive airline service, the A310 was certified for extended-range twin-engine operations (up to 180 minutes with either engine), making the aircraft available for long-haul flights such as transatlantic routes. Major A310 operators include FedEx, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Turk Hava Yollari, the French air force, the Canadian Government, the Royal Thai air force, and the German air force.

Airbus Germany, England and France joined to create a high-capacity twin-jet transport (this developed into the A300). Today Airbus has become the world's largest manufacturer of civil airliners which seat over 100 passengers. To date Airbus has sold over 12,700 aircraft, with more than 7,200 in service worldwide. Starting in 2015, Airbus will open an aircraft assembly plant in Mobile Alabama to produce it’s next generation of jet aircraft. The company is headquartered in southwest France near the city of Toulouse and owned by  EADS, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company.  
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