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A310 Order/delivery Question  
User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 920 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

I just cruised by Airbus' website order and delivery section and saw that 260 A310s have been ordered but only 255 have been delivered, leaving 5 units still on order. Does anyone know who the customer is, and will they be passenger or freighter models? I was under the obviously mistaken impression the A310 production line was finished! And if this has been addressed before my apologies, but I couldn't get the search feature to produce an answer.

Thanks in advance.
Cheers, Ralph


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12462 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
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I think these are a long standing order for 5 that Libyan Arab Airlines placed before sanctions were imposed by US & UN.

Spookily, see the thread at http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1192427/

Steve.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12462 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
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Personally, I'd be surprised to see LAA take these up now, but the order on the books could be a handy bargaining chip now that UN sanctions have been lifted.

Steve.



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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

These aircrafts where ordered by Iraqi Airways before the first gulf war, after sanctions they could not be delivered, or made.

drew



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User currently offlineIvo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

this is an old unfulfilled order from Iraqi Airways.
Ivo


User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Is Airbus still taking orders for the A310? Are PIA's aircraft going to be new builds?

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12462 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2652 times:
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Oops, I meant Iraqi Airways Embarrassment


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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Even though the A310 line is not officially closed, Airbus has not been marketing the type for some time now. Instead, they seem to offer the larger A330-200 to customers. For this reason, it is most likely that PIA will be leasing the additional A310s needed for their fleet.

The last A310 was built in 1998, I think it went to Uzbekistan Airways.

Best regards.


User currently offlineBAJMowiec From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Hey,

You guys mean the A310 is not in production anymore ?!?

Piotrek


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

The A310 and passenger verions of the A300 fall under the odd category of airliners that are no longer actively marketed by the manufacturer, but are available if an airline would place an order.......its a gray area, since airliners are rarely built without an order, so what is the difference? To make it simple, as long as the A300 line is open and producing freighters, Airbus can supply an A310 (or passenger A300, as was done for JAS a few years ago) should an airline really want one. Of course, Airbus would much rather sell an A332 than and A310, but that is another issue.

The best example I can think of is Continentals purchase of 10 762s which they received a couple of years ago.....until CO's order (part of their 764 deal I believe), a 762 had not come off of the 767 production line for about 4 years I think and Boeing was not actively marketing the type. CO needed an airliner for long range services that was smaller than the 764, so Boeing built 10 new 762s for Continental with some of new features (including the interior style) of the 764s.


User currently offlineBAJMowiec From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Hey,

Dutchjet, thanks for clearing that up. I would be very sad to see the A310 go.

Piotrek



User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Problem is that that best replacement for an A300 is likely another A300 since there is not anything new in that segment...

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

The same with the 300, there´s some in order,
UPS got A300F4-6??, buildt 2001......
Maybe FedEx orders the remaining 310´s, can´t
imagine theyré to be pax a/c.
Cheers
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User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2328 times:


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I think the JAS A306 order was more recent than a couple of years ago, infact have they all been delivered to JAL yet?
JAS just couldnt find a suitable replacement for their 20 year old A300s and ordered new passenger A300s. If airbus carries on delaying an A306/A313 replacement or update, I could see another couple of orders for the types trickeling through maybe from Lufthansa or some other airline that apreciates them.


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2275 times:

All 3 of JAS's recent A-300 orders have been filled. JAS has also recently eliminated at least one older (B2/B4?) A-300, which is flying in full JAS colors minus titles for a charter company.

T.J.



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