Airbus A310 Spotting Guide


The Airbus A310 is a variant of the Airbus A300, the first twin-engined widebody airliner. Released in 1983, the A310 was the second twin-engined, wide-bodied aircraft to enter production by Airbus Industrie.

The first flight was on April 3, 1982.

The A310 is available in two basic versions, the medium range −200 and the longer range −300. The first version of the aircraft to be developed was the −200, later joined by the −300 (the standard production model). Fuselage length was 153' 1" for both models.

A total of 255 A310 airliners were built between 1983 and 1998. The A310 was eventually replaced in Airbus' offerings by the A330-200.

Airbus A310 Spotting Tips

The A310 has a shorter fuselage compared to the larger A300. When looking at the A310 from the side, note that it has only two doors; the A300 has three doors on each side, as seen in the photos below.
The chart below shows a side-by-side comparison of the Airbus A300 and A310

 

Airbus A310 Photographs

Lufthansa Airbus A310-304
Note the two doors (plus one emergency exit door) along the side of the fuselage.

Air Niugini Airbus A310-324
Air Niugini Airbus A310-324

DHL Airbus A310 freighter
DHL Airbus A310 freighter

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