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Are The A300 And A310 Still In Production?  
User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

or have airbus given up the market of the superb 767??

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

The A300 is still in production with its freighter version, many of which are currently being delivered to UPS and FedEX may make a large follow-up order for the aircraft. The current A300 is the A300-600R. From my understanding, the A310-200 is out of production, and the A310-300 will be produced by Airbus on a "special order" basis (whatever that means, aren't all aircraft special orders?) Further orders of these aircraft are not likely, unless a particular airline wishes to add another of the type to an existing fleet. Airbus is currently studying the A330-500, which is basically an A300 type with all of the updates and advances made in the A330 (I know its not that simple), including the common cockpit with the other Airbus aircraft. The development of this plane is likely to bring A300/310 production to a final end.

User currently offlineA350-200 From France, joined Oct 2000, 150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Fully agree with Dutchjet opinion (regarding a close end to 300/310 production) and would like to add some elements to his analysis:

Airbus web site indicates that 32 A300/310 are to be delivered: 27 A300 and 5 A310. Which is quite a low level compared to other aircrafts.

I read that airlines like Lufthansa are now looking for ways to replace their ageing A300-600: they are currently trying 757s, but A330 derivative is an option.

More A300 orders may come from freight integrators, but will likely result in pax to freighter conversions.

Rgds


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2612 times:

I believe "special order" means Airbus is not actively marketing the type, but they will produce them if they recieve orders.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 2602 times:

That is a really good definition of "special order" - thanks.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 2599 times:

The "5 orders" for the A-310 are probably a mistake. I think it were letters of intent, maybe for TAM, MEA or Air Afrique, which were never officially announced cancelled. New A-310s have not been built for 2,5 years and there are no identified operators awaiting more A-310s. I think the only new A-310 we might see is the AWACS/military version Airbus marketed some time ago.


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