Airbus to stop production of A-310 airliners from July 2007
(RIA Novosti) - European aircraft-maker Airbus will stop the production of A-310 airliners, one of which crashed in Siberia Sunday with the loss of more than 100 people, from July 2007, the Airbus press office said.
The A-310-300 is a two-engine large-fuselage airliner seating 220 passengers. The first aircraft of this type were put into operation in December 1985, the Airbus press office said.
A total of 229 A-310 aircraft were operated by 39 air companies throughout the world at the end of June 2006, the press office said.
The airbus on the Moscow-Irkutsk flight crashed in the early hours of July 9 during landing in the airport of Irkutsk in East Siberia, reports Trend.
According to the local airline, there were 192 passengers and eight crewmembers on board.
Airbus said it would remove A-310 airliners from production due to the development of more modern aircraft models.