Airbus donates first A310 to China Civil Aviation Museum
Airbus today donated the first Airbus aircraft to be delivered to and operated on the Chinese Mainland, an Airbus A310-200, to the China Civil Aviation Museum at a ceremony held in Beijing. The aircraft was originally delivered to CAAC Shanghai in June 25, 1985, then operated by China Eastern Airlines, marking the debut of Airbus operations on the Chinese Mainland market. The aircraft was retired by China Eastern this September after more than 20 years of loyal service to the airline, having accumulated 39,053 flight hours and 20,968 flight cycles. The China Civil Aviation Museum, the first of its kind in China, is now under the construction nearby Beijing Capital Airport.