Airbus A310 Spotting Guide


The Airbus A310 is a derivative of the Airbus A300, the first twin-engined widebody airliner. Released in 1983, the A310 was the second twin-engined, wide-bodied aircraft to enter production by Airbus Industrie.

The first flight was on April 3, 1982.

The A310 is available in two basic versions, the medium range −200 and the longer range −300. The first version of the aircraft to be developed was the −200, later joined by the −300 which became the standard production version of the aircraft.

A total of 255 A310 airliners were built between 1983 and 1998.

Airbus A310 Spotting Tips

The A310 has a shorter fuselage and smaller tail compared to the larger A300. When looking at the A310 from the side, note that it has only two doors; the A300 has three doors on each side.

Airbus A310 Photographs

Pan Am Airbus A310-324ET - N814PA
Note the two doors (and one emergency exit door) along the side of the fuselage.

Austrian Airlines Airbus A310-325ET

Emirates Airbus A310-308

Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A310-308