Airbus A300/310: A Legends of Flight Illustrated History



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By producing the A300 - the first twin-jet, wide-body airliner in the world - the European Airbus consortium succeeded in joining the league of leading aircraft makers. The path was both rocky and exciting. Filled with detailed text, including historical, technological, and flight information, as well as colorful photos, this volume provides a fascinating insight into the history of commercial aviation. The first aircraft designed, built, and sold by Airbus, the A300 airliner debuted in 1974 with Air France and was in constant service throughout the world. Among the many past and present airlines flying the A300/310 are Air Hong Kong, Air France, Air India, American, China Airlines, Eastern, EgyptAir, FedEx, Finnair, Iberia, Korean Air, Pan Am, SAS, UPS, and many others. Though it is no longer produced, examples of the aircraft still fly today.

Wolfgang Borgmann's enthusiasm for aviation was passed on to him by his parents, who were active in the aviation field. In his early years he began building up an aviation historical collection that provides numerous rare photos and documents, as well as exciting background information for his books. Since April 2000, Borgmann has been active as an author and freelance aviation journalist.

• Debuting in 1974, the A300 was the first twin-jet, wide-body airliner in the world
• Flown worldwide by Air India, American, China Airlines, FedEx, Finnair, Iberia, Korean Air, SAS, UPS, and many others
• In 1976, an Airbus A300 was infamously highjacked and flown to Entebbe, Uganda

110 colour and b/w photographs

ISBN: 9780764361395
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 28/06/2021
RRP: $69.99
Pages: 144
Dimension: 229mm X 229mm
Imprint: Schiffer Military