A310 aircraft: range, specifications| Airbus | Airbus, Commercial Aircraft


Key figures

  Range 4 350 nm 8 050 km
Typical seating x 220 (2-class)
  Max payload 58.9 (47.6) lb x 1 000 26.7 (21.6) tonnes
A310 Wing span Wing span 144 ft 0 in 43.90 m
A310 Overall length Overall length 153 ft 1 in 46.66 m
A310 Height Height 51 ft 10 in 15.80 m


Overall length 153 ft 1 in 46.66 m
Cabin length 109 ft 1 in 33.25 m
Fuselage width 18 ft 6 in 5.64 m
Max cabin width 17 ft 4 in 5.28 m
Wing span (geometric) 144 ft 0 in 43.90 m
Height 51 ft 10 in 15.80 m
Track 31 ft 6 in 9.60 m
Wheelbase 49 ft 11 in 15.21 m

Advanced technologies

The A310 helped pioneer the use of composites in commercial jetliners, with its vertical stabiliser built with carbon-fibre materials that offer significant weight savings over conventional metallic structures. Other major applications of composites on the A310 include floor struts and panels, spoilers and main landing gear doors.


Typical seating 220 (2-class)
Max -
LD3 capacity underfloor - -
Max pallet number underfloor - -
Bulk hold volume 610 (318) ft³ 17.3 (9.0) m³
Total volume - -


Range 4 350 nm 8 050 km
Mmo M0.84
Max ramp weight 132.7 363.5 lb x 1000 150.9 164.9 tonnes
Max take-off weight 330.7 361.6 lb x 1000 150 164 tonnes
Max landing weight 308.6 lb x 1000 140 tonnes
Max zero fuel weight 249.1 251.3 lb x 1000 113 114 tonnes
Max fuel capacity 16 130 (19 940) USG 61 070 (75 470) litres


PW4000 x2 PW4000
CF6-80C2 x2 CF6-80C2
Thrust range 52 000 - 59 000 lb slst 230 - 260 kN

Widebody comfort

The A310’s 222-inch fuselage cross-section is the widest in its category; giving passengers as much space as possible and delivering a feeling of comfort throughout the aircraft. The unmatched flexibility of this jetliner’s seating arrangements – combined with galley, lavatory and attendant seat location options – allows operators to customise the A310 cabin to best suit their needs and market requirements. Passenger comfort is further enhanced with large overhead storage for optimal carry-on baggage capacity, while the A310’s cabin air system provides draught-free air conditioning – with temperature control in three separate cabin areas. 

Capable of incorporating modern in-flight entertainment options, the A310 continues to represent Airbus’ high quality standards of design and comfort. Everyone who flies on an A310 can simply relax and enjoy the flight.

Economic advantages

Economic advantages
With a commercial service entry in 1982, the A310 jetliner was designed to accommodate 220 passengers in a two-class layout, while utilising digital avionics and an active centre-of-gravity control system.

Airbus’ A310 is the most profitable jetliner in its class, with lower operating costs and better economy than any other airliner in the 200-seat category. Since its service entry in 1983, the aircraft has provided maximum flexibility for operators – flying short-, medium- and extended-range routes with a high-degree of reliability.

The groundbreaking A310 accommodates 220 passengers in a typical two-class layout with 20 first-class and 200 economy-class seats, at a range of up to 5,200 nautical miles. The A310’s two engine options – General Electric’s CF6-80C2 and the PW4000 from Pratt & Whitney provide reduced fuel-burn along with lower noise levels and CO2 emissions.

Cost-efficient technologies

During its production run, orders for this widebody jetliner reached 255, with a large majority of them still in operation around the world. This durability proves once again the long history of excellence that is at the heart of Airbus’ design and manufacture process. Today’s aircraft continue to build on these foundations of innovation.

Progress has always been at the heart of Airbus’ business. Key innovations utilised throughout the A310 result in improved safety, enhanced operational efficiency and reduced costs for operators. This technology includes fully-digital avionics; electrically-signalled flaps, slats and spoilers; a new-generation auxiliary power unit; and an active centre-of-gravity control system.

The interactive map above highlights the optimised range of this modern Airbus jetliner. To determine the aircraft’s range from a specific location, simply drag the cursor to any city or region. The area covered in blue will represent all possible destinations within its typical range.

Note: The range areas above illustrate the aircraft's nominal range.