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End of the A300/310 lines

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posted on Jul, 21 2007 @ 03:32 PM
The last A300 has departed Toulouse with a low pass over the runway. It's being delivered to Fed Ex, and marks the end of the line for new construction of A300s. Airbus is preparing to support the A300/310s that are in service now until 2050. There are five more A310s under construction, and then that line will also be ending. A total of 561 A300s were built through the years.

The end of an era was signalled for Airbus at its Toulouse headquarters yesterday, with the departure of the last Airbus A300 to be built on its delivery flight to FedEx Express's Memphis base.

The A300-600 Freighter (N692FE/MSN 878) is the last of 561 of the twinjets to be delivered. The first A300, a B2, was delivered to Air France in 1974. Airbus also delivered 260 A310s from the same line between 1983 and 1998.

To mark the historic occasion, the FedEx A300-600F made a low pass along Toulouse's main runway on 19 July.


posted on Jul, 21 2007 @ 06:12 PM

Originally posted by Zaphod58
There are five more A310s under construction, and then that line will also be ending.

These will never be built, the A310 production line ended with the last A300.

The five outstanding A310s are defunct orders for Iraqi Airways, and have to remain on the books until the contractual period ends on them, but they will never be built as Iraqi Airways essentially no longer exists as the same company, although the new company are currently looking for new aircraft so you will probably see the deposits for the A310s being used for A320s or A330s.

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