Airbus A310
Airbus A310

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Airbus A310 is a wide-body aircraft produced by the world's largest European aircraft consortium, Airbus SAS, with headquarters located in the French city of Blagnac, a suburb of Toulouse. The development of the aircraft began in 1975 year. The basis for the design of this aircraft was the model A300 B4. The length of the A310 is seven meters shorter than its predecessor. With A310, it makes up the 46.66 meter; with A300B4, it reaches the 53.62 meter. The 310 also used a new, smaller and larger wing of the British company British Aerospace.

The first test flight of the aircraft took place on April 3 1982 years. It used two turbojet engine JT9D-7R4 company Pratt & Whitney. The aircraft was tested with engines General Electric CF6-80C2A2. In March 1983, the ship has been certified in Germany and in France. After the end of test flights and obtaining certification of the first customers for the purchase and operation of the German steel A310 Lufthansa and the Swiss Swissair.

Airbus A310 photo

Airbus A310 photo

The basic version of the aircraft was designated A310-200 5550 with a range of kms., Which had a greater demand from airlines than the model A310-100 3650 with a range of kilometers. In 1986-310 year A200 has undergone further improvements. These novshevsta touched winglets that received aerodynamic surface modification was carried wheel brakes, which has now been made of composite materials, and vertical tail was performed with carbon.

Salon Airbus A310

Airbus A310 inside

Along with the passenger A310-200, cargo-passenger versions were also produced - the A310-200C model designed for carrying cargo weighing up to 40,3 tons and the cargo versions - the A310-200F model is capable of carrying up to 43 tons of cargo. There is also a military version of this aircraft, which has the designation Airbus A310 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport), which serves as both a tanker aircraft and a transport aircraft. This version has a reinforced wing, four additional fuel tanks, a fuel supply system, military equipment, etc.

Driving Airbus A310 salon

Driving Airbus A310 salon

In the spring of 1983, Airbus began to develop the A310-300, which was designed for long-haul airlines. The first flight of the aircraft made in July 1985 year. Due to the presence of additional fuel tanks airliner has a long range. This version of the aircraft first entered service in 1986, the airline «Swissair».

aircraft interior design is very thought out and ergonomic. The quality of seats, panels, shelves, availability of individual security features - all at a good level. Although A310 major airlines have not used, but in some countries it remains a major aircraft on medium and long-haul flights.

Features A310-200 / 300:

  • Years of production: 1982 - 1997 years
  • Empty weight: 80142 kg
  • Length: 46,66 m.
  • Height: 15,81 m.
  • Wingspan: 43,89 m.
  • Wing area: 219 m2
  • Fuselage Width: 50,61 m
  • Cruising speed: 850 km / h.
  • Maximum speed: 940 km / h
  • Range of flight: 6800 km (9600km on A310-300)
  • Ceiling: 12300 m
  • the run length: 1900m. (At A310-300 - 2250 m.)
  • path length: 1480 m.
  • Number of passengers: 205 - 280 people
  • Crew: 2 people (military modifications to 4 people)

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