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The second A310, in Airbus house colours.
The first of three Airbus A310s engaged in flight test and development, leading to certification and service introduction during 1983.
Наряду с "Lufthansa", "Swissair" была первым покупателем A310. На фотографии представлен предсерийный экземпляр, полученный авиакомпанией в 1985 году. Еще шесть A310 поступили на швейцарские авиалинии, где их использовали для полетов на ближние и средние дистанции.
Another photograph of the first A310 taken early in the flight test programme, showing the Swissair livery. Swissair and Lufthansa will take delivery of their first A310s simultaneously in 1983, but the German airline has specified CF6 engines whereas this initial aircraft has the JT9s selected by Swissair.
Destined eventually for delivery to Swissair, like the first aircraft, the second A310 was airborne for the first time at Toulouse on 13 May 1982, bearing the colourful Airbus "house"livery and the registration F-WZLI.
Making its initial flight at Toulouse on 3 April 1982, the first of the three A310 development aircraft was finished in the livery of Swissair on the starboard side and Lufthansa on the port side. The registration, until certification and delivery to Swissair, is F-WZLH.
Making its initial flight at Toulouse on 3 April 1982, the first of the three A310 development aircraft was finished in the livery of Swissair on the starboard side and Lufthansa on the port side. The registration, until certification and delivery to Swissair, is F-WZLH.
The third A310, which was expected to fly during August 1982, is the first to be powered by General Electric CF6-45 engines, installation of which is shown here underway in mid-May.
A high speed 1/26th scale complete model of the A310 used for initial high-speed wing development in the ARA tunnel at Bedford.
An MBB-owned 1/14th scale low-speed model of the A310 used for high lift development at the RAE Farnborough
The first A310 turbine-powered simulator model (1/16th scale) in the ARA transonic wind tunnel at Bedford.
Airbus Industrie A310