Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4726 times:
Still building A300s (freighters) for UPS and Air Hong Kong, and UPS still hold options that could keep A300s rolling out of TLS for some time to come. I believe that the A310 is technically still available if some airline really wants to order it.
Flyssc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7478 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
The production line is still open...if an airline wants to order some A300/A310, it can get some. Especially the A300 : The Freighter version is still in Airbus "catalog" and some few airplanes are to be delivered shortly.
Beltwaybandit From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4524 times:
Is the 300/310 build on a separate line? It would surprise me if Airbus kept a facility open but idle just waiting for an order to come in. It could be European labor-friendly laws that make it hard to shut any operation down. Seems like Boeing is much more draconian --and perhaps efficient-- in this regard. If there are no orders, the line is shut and assets reallocated where there is demand.
I'd love any insights here -- real business facts, not Airbus promo please.