PH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
Does anybody know if the A310 is still in production? I know the a300 still is, but I am not sure about the A310, because the latest A310 delivery was in 1998 if I am correct(Uzbekistan?). Bill Harms list says the A310 is in production but there are no orders for it.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4196 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3255 times:
Officially still in production but the only remaining order is a 5-frame order from Iraqi Airways, pretty unlikely at the moment (or in future) that they will be build. Effectively the line has been shut down.
Pakistania From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3182 times:
On the recent ILA fair at Berlin the Airbus/EADS hall presented its full product range including the A310.
I was interested in "official" AI comments about the A310 future, but
nobody was able to give me facts.
It´s more or less prestige not to close any productione line unless Airbus making losses with it.
However airline interest is going to be absolutely NIL. SO about the A310 production.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1042 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3175 times:
According to Bill Harms site, there are no currently outstanding A310 orders although it does list some "cancelled" orders without customers associated. The A310 page does say "In Production" however. It also doesnt list the 6-off order from Iraqi Airways.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4573 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
Because the A310 isn't that much different from the A-300 which is still in production, Airbus keeps all opportunities open. A-310 lost its appeal as passenger airliner but they still market it as military transport or AEW aircraft. As UPS will keep the combined line open for years to come, if you ask Airbus for a pair of A-310s in 2007, they will still be happy to build them for you.
Same reason it's no big deal for Boeing certain versions of the 737 or 767 don't sell well.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?