Fed Ex Airbus A310-203 (1:200) by Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes
Item Number: HL6003
In July 1978 the European manufacturer Airbus began work on their second aircraft, the A310. It would be a medium-to long-range wide-body airliner based on the Airbus larger first aircraft the A300. The first flight of the A310 took place on April 3, 1982 with the first service flight in April 1983 with Lufthansa. In 1985 the A310-300 production began as a longer range version of the A310-200 and is capable of carrying an additional 15,430 pounds of fuel in its tail-plane. The last A310 was delivered in June 1998.
N401FE originally was an A310-203 MSN 191 built in 1982 and delivered to Lufthansa on March 9, 1984 as D-AICA. On January 27, 1995 the aircraft was purchased by Federal Express and was registered as N401FE. The aircraft was converted to an A310-203(F) and given the name David. The aircraft was operational for FedEX until October 2009 when it was placed in storage. It is stored at the former George Air Force Base and the facility prefers to be called Southern California Logistics.
Airbus A310-300 Series Specifications
Type aircraft - Medium to long range wide body airliner
First Flight - A310-300, July 8, 1985. Aircraft registration (F-WWCA)
First Delivery - A310-300, December 1985 to Wardair
Cockpit crew - 2
Length 46.66 m (153.1 ft)
Height 15.8 m (51.84 ft)
Wingspan 43.90 m (144 ft)
Fuselage Diameter 5.64 m (18.5 ft)
Cruise Speed 850 km/h (528 mph)
Service Ceiling 10,668 m (35,000 ft)
Maximum Range 7,982 km (4,960 miles)
Empty 80,600 kg (177,700 lbs)
Maximum Payload 33,300 kg (73,410 lbs)
Maximum Take off 150,000 kg (330,700 lbs)
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