Airbus A340-200/300

  • CountryEuropean consortium
  • TypeLong range widebody airliner
  • PowerplantsFour 138.8kN (31,200lb) CFM International CFM56-5C or 145kN (32,550lb) CFM56-5C3 turbofans.
  • PerformanceA340-200 - Max cruising speed 914km/h (494kt), economical cruising speed 880km/h (475kt). Range at typical airline operating weight with 263 passengers and reserves 13,805km (7450nm). A340-300 - Speeds same. Range at typical airline operating weight with 295 passengers and reserves 12,415km (6700nm).
  • WeightsA340-200 - Operating empty 126,000kg (277,775lb), max takeoff 260,000kg (573,200lb). A340-300 - Operating empty 129,800kg (286,150lb), max takeoff 260,000kg (573,200lb). A340-300E - Operating empty 129,300-130,200kg (285,050-287,050lb), MTOW 271,000kg (597,450lb) or 275,000kg (606,275lb).
  • DimentionsA340-200 - Wing span 60.30m (197ft 0in), length 59.39m (194ft 10in), height 16.74m (54ft 11in). Wing area 363.1m2 (3908.4sq ft). A340-300 - Same except for length 63.70m (209ft 0in).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. A340-200 - Typical three class arrangement for 263 pax, or 303 in two classes. A340-300 - Typical three class accommodation for 303, or 335 in two classes. Fore and aft underbelly holds can accommodate LD3 containers or pallets.
  • ProductionA total of 321 A340 (including all series) had been ordered by May 2002, of which 217 had been delivered.

The A340-200 and 300 are the starting variations of the fruitful quad engined A340 group of long term widebodies.

The A340 and nearly related A330 were propelled in June 1987, with the A340's first flight happening on October 25 1991 (an A340-300). The A340 entered administration with Lufthansa and Air France in March 1993, after JAA affirmation the past December.

The A340 offers the same flightdeck including side stick controllers and EFIS, in addition to flybywire, fundamental airframe, frameworks, fuselage and wing with the A330 (the flightdeck is additionally normal to the A320 arrangement). Force is from four Cfm56s, the four motor arrangement being more proficient for long run flights (as twins need more power for a given weight for motor out on takeoff execution) and free from ETOPS confinements.

The A340-300 has the same fuselage length as the A330-300, while the abbreviated A340-200 exchanges seating limit for more noteworthy reach (first flight April 1 1992).

The heavier A340-300e is accessible in 271,000kg (597,450lb) and 275,000kg (606,275lb) max takeoff weights, their common reaches with 295 travelers are 13,155km (7100nm) and 13,525km (7300nm) separately. Power for these models is from 152.3kn (34,000lb) Cfm56-5c4s (the most effective Cfm56s constructed). The principal A340-300es were conveyed to Singapore Airlines in April 1996.

The 275,000kg (606,275lb) max takeoff weight A340-8000 is focused around the 200 however has additional fuel in three extra back freight hold tanks and offers a 15,000km (8100nm) reach with 232 three class travelers (henceforth the A340-8000 assignment). It excessively is fueled by Cfm56-5c4s. One has been assembled for the Sultan of Brunei.

All renditions are offered with underfloor traveler sleepers.

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