Siberia Airlines start flying with airbus planes
Because of its wide hull, 310 is the most comfortable and the most universal liner in the category of 200-seat airplanes, also known for its economy in use. Thanks to its ability to carry standard freight containers, it is also effective in carrying cargo. This plane is optimal in long-distance routes, also providing true comfort of a wide-body cabin in medium distance routes.
Siberia Airlines plans to use these western European wide-body two-engine planes primarily for its wide network of domestic flights, as well as for flying to a number of foreign airports. Both 310 aircraft are equipped with PW4000 engines produced by Pratt & Whitney. Each airplane is intended to carry 12 and 193 passengers in the wide cabins of business and economy classes, accordingly.
The aircraft performance characteristics of 310-300:
Number of passengers: 205 persons;
Flight distance (205 passengers +fuel supply): 9,600 kilometers;
Cruising speed: 850 kilometers/hour ( 0,8);
Maximum cruising altitude: 11,300 meters;
Maximum take-off mass: 164,000 kilograms;
Maximum fuel weight: 60,376 kilograms;
Fuel consumption: 4,000 kilograms/hour.
310 and 300 airplanes are manufactured under a unified production program. The family of these wide-body two-engine airplanes continues to be popular with air carriers. Currently over 650 300 and 310 airplanes are operated by 82 world airlines.