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Description: The Airbus A340 is a four-engine, wide-body, non-stop long/ultra-long range airliner capable of carrying between 240 and 380 passengers over a range of up to 16,000 kilometers (8,600 nautical miles). It provides a high degree of comfort thanks to its spacious layout. The first ever A340 airliner, an A340-300 model, entered service in 1993.
Externally, the A340 is similar to the Airbus A330 excepting for the number of engines because both were developed simultaneously by Airbus to meet the requirements of long range and ultra-long range commercial aviation in the 200- to 400-seat category. The A330/340 family features optimized performance and design for lower operating costs. It can be powered by Rolls Royce's Trent 500 (A340-500 and A340-600), or CFMI's CFM56-5C (A340-200 and A340-300) engines. In addition to its seating capacity, the A340 airliner can transport cargo (pallets or/and containers) thanks to its voluminous underfloor holds.
The Airbus A340-200 along with the A340-300 entered service in 1993 powered by four CFM56-5C engines. Using a three-class layout the A340-200 can carry up to 261 passengers (239 with a two-class configuration) over a range of 14,800 kilometers (8,000 nautical miles). It is exceptionally suitable for non-stop long range routes such as Paris-Taipei and Manila-London.
Airbus A340-200 Specifications
Number of Engines: 4
Height: 16.7 meter
Length: 59 meter
Wingspan: 60 meter
Max Range: 14,800 kilometer (7,991 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 286 mps (1,030 kph)
Empty Weight: 129 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 276 ton (608,245 pound)
Payload: 30,800 kilogram
Thrust: 148,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Airbus A340-200 News
There are 6 news between
22 Nov 2006 and 30 Jul 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009Airbus Delivers 1000th A330/A340 Family AircraftTuesday, October 14, 2008Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Enters Flight Tests on Airbus A340 AirlinerTuesday, April 22, 2008Weak Dollar Lead Airbus to Increase Airliners List PricesMonday, April 21, 2008Airbus and Pratt & Whitney to Test Geared Turbofan ConceptWednesday, April 16, 2008First Trial of New Flight Procedure That Reduces Fuel Burn and Emissions During CruiseWednesday, November 22, 2006Airbus Releases its Global Market Forecast through 2025
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