The Airbus A310 is a medium-to-long range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. It is a member of the Airbus A300 family, which also includes the A300 and A300-600. The A310 is designed to cater to the needs of airlines operating on medium-haul routes or with lower passenger demand.
One of the notable features of the Airbus A310 is its size. It has a length of approximately 46 meters and can accommodate up to 280 passengers in a typical two-class configuration. This makes it suitable for both domestic and international flights, connecting larger cities and airports.
The A310 is powered by two engines, typically either General Electric CF6 or Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines. These engines provide the necessary thrust for the aircraft to take off and maintain its flight. The A310 also incorporates advanced avionics and systems, ensuring a safe and efficient flying experience.
In terms of performance, the Airbus A310 has a maximum range of around 5,200 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers) and a cruising speed of approximately 480 knots (890 kilometers per hour). This allows it to operate on medium-haul routes, connecting passengers to a wide range of destinations.
The A310 has been widely adopted by airlines around the world. Its size, range, and performance make it a popular choice for airlines looking to serve routes with medium passenger demand. Additionally, its commonality with other members of the A300 family allows for cost savings in terms of maintenance and training.
Overall, the Airbus A310 is a versatile and efficient aircraft that meets the needs of airlines operating on medium-to-long range routes. Its spacious cabin, range, and performance make it a preferred choice for airlines and passengers alike, providing a comfortable and reliable travel experience.
|2-class||220 passengers (20F + 200Y)|
|1-class||237Y 8-abreast||243Y 8-abreast / 265Y 9-abreast|
|Exit limit||275 passengers|
|Lower deck||14 LD3 containers|
|Length||46.66 m (153 ft 1 in)|
|Height||15.8 m (51 ft 10 in) fuselage|
|Wing||43.9 m (144 ft) span, 219 m2 (2,360 sq ft) area, 28 ° sweep 8.8 aspect ratio|
|Cross section||5.64 m (18 ft 6 in)|
|Maximum Payload||32,834 kg (72,387 lb)||37,293 kg (82,217 lb)|
|MTOW||144,000 kg (317,466 lb)||164,000 kg (361,558 lb)|
|OEW||JT9D: 77.4 t (171,000 lb)
PW4000/CF6-80: 79.2 t (175,000 lb)
|Max fuel||47,940 kg (105,689 lb)|
|Engines||JT9D-7R4 / GE CF6-80||JT9D-7R4E1 / PW4000 / CF6-80C2|
|Thrust (×2)||203.8–257.4 kN (45,800–57,900 lbf)|
|Speed||Cruise: Mach 0.8 (459 kn; 850 km/h; 528 mph)
MMO: Mach 0.84 (482 kn; 892 km/h; 554 mph)
|Ceiling||41,100 ft (12,527 m)|
|Range||3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi)||5,150 nmi (9,540 km; 5,930 mi)|