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Airbus A340-500  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 43
Unitary Cost: USD$150 million
Origin: France, Germany and United Kingdom
Corporations: Airbus
Parent System: Airbus A340
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 418
Family Members: Airbus A340-200, Airbus A340-300 and Airbus A340-600
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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 A340-500 and the A340-600 were launched as additional models of the A340 family featuring non-stop ultra-long range. The A340-500 is powered by four Rolls Royce's Trent 500 engines which enable to fly over a range of 16,000 kilometers carrying up to 313 passengers in a three-class cabin layout. The first Airbus A340-500 entered service in 2002. The A340-500 evolved from the -300 model having a stretched fuselage over the -300 and the longest range capability of any airliner.

Airbus A340-500 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 4
Passengers: 313
Height: 17.1 meter
Length: 68 meter
Wingspan: 63 meter
Max Range: 16,050 kilometer (8,666 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 286 mps (1,030 kph)
Empty Weight: 170 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 366 ton (807,319 pound)
Payload: 43,300 kilogram
Thrust: 212,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Airbus A340-500 News

There are 13 news between
22 Nov 2006 and 15 Nov 2012
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Thursday, November 15, 2012AJW Capital Partners Limited Orders Two Airbus A340-500s
Thursday, July 30, 2009Airbus Delivers 1000th A330/A340 Family Aircraft
Monday, December 1, 2008Arik Air Receives First A340-500
Tuesday, September 30, 2008Arik Air Places Order for Three Airbus A340-500 Aircraft
Tuesday, July 15, 2008Qatar Airways Selects Rolls-Royce TotalCare for A340 Trent-Powered Fleet
Tuesday, April 22, 2008Weak Dollar Lead Airbus to Increase Airliners List Prices
Thursday, December 13, 2007Emirates Takes TotalCare on Rolls-Royce Trent 500s
Friday, June 22, 2007Airbus Logged 425 Firm Orders at the Paris Air Show
Wednesday, June 20, 2007Kingfisher Places Order for Trent 500 and Trent XWB Engines to Power Airbus Fleet
Kingfisher Agrees to Buy 50 Airbus Widebody and Single Aisle Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Kingfisher Airlines (10)
Aircraft ordered by Arik Air (3)
Aircraft ordered by Qatar Airways (1)
Aircraft ordered by Singapore Airlines (5)
Aircraft ordered by Thai (4)
United Arab Emirates10
Aircraft ordered by Etihad Airways (4); Emirates (6)
United Kingdom2
Aircraft ordered by AJW Capital Partners Limited (2)
United States of America5
Aircraft ordered by ILFC (5)

Grand Total 409
Propulsion Systems
Trent 553x4
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