airworthy
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Why No Side Stick On Fed Ex A310?

Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:48 am

I saw the flightdeck of a FedEx A310-200 and I saw it didn't have an Airbus sidestick. Does Airbus make planes with yokes too?
 
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RE: Why No Side Stick On Fed Ex A310?

Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:52 am

all A300s and a310s were built with yokes, the sidestick only came along with the A320 and its FBW flight controls. All models built by Airbus since then (A318/319/320/321/330/340 and A380 will too) all use the same setup.
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airworthy
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RE: Why No Side Stick On Fed Ex A310?

Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:58 am

Thanks for the quick answer, I thought the side stick was an Airbus trademark from the beginning.