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Romanian carrier Tarom orders three Airbus A310-300s

WASHINGTON -- The Romanian national flag carrier Transporturile Aeriene Romane has signed a contract with Airbus Industrie for three A310-300 intercontinental aircraft, the European consortium said Thursday.

Tarom becomes a new Airbus client and its fourth East European customer, said Airbus' commercial office in Washington.

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Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The list price for the A-310 is approximately $68 million without engines.

The first of the aircraft will be delivered in March 1992, and the others in May 1992 and February 1993, respectively, Airbus said. Each aircraft will seat 209 passengers in a two-class configuration, and will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4156A engines.

Tarom will use the A310-300s on its intercontinental routes, such as from Bucharest to New York; Chicago; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; and Beijing. The new planes, which will replace Ilyushin Il-62S and Boeing 707s, will also be used to develop new services to new destinations, the consortium said.

Toulon, France-based Airbus Industrie has sold 645 A300 and A310 to 76 customers.

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