Airbus 340 General Information

The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial airliner airliner. Powered by Airbus Industrie, [Note 1], a consortium of European aerospace companies, which is now wholly owned by EADS, the A340 was assembled in Toulouse, France. It can accommodate 375 passengers in the standard and 440 of the -600 series estirada.Dependiendo the model, which has a range of between 6,700 to 9,000 nautical miles (12,400 to 17,000 km). It is similar in design to the A330 with two engines that were designed at the same time. Its distinctive features are four high-bypass turbofan engine and three bogies of the main landing gear.
Airbus A340 built in four fuselage lengths. The initial variant, the A340-300, which entered service in 1993, measuring 59.39 meters (194.8 feet). The shorter -200 has been developed alongside, and the A340-600 was a 15.91 meter (52.2 foot) stretch of the -200. The -600 was developed together with the shorter A340-500, which would become the longest airliner commercial distance until the arrival of the Boeing 777-200LR. The two initial models were powered by the CFM56-5C, with a capacity of 151 kN (34,000 lbf), while Rolls-Royce engine models exclusive rights to the long distance and heavier -500 and -600, through the 267-kN (60,000 lbf) Rolls-Royce Trent 500. The first A340 versions share the fuselage and wings of the A330 while the -500/-600 models are longer and have larger wings. [3]
Launch customer Lufthansa and Air France put the A340 into service in March 1993. From September 2011, 379 orders were placed (not including private operators), of which 375 were delivered. The most common were the model A340-300, with 218 aircraft delivered. Lufthansa is the largest A340 operator, having acquired 59 aircraft. The A340 is used in long-distance, transoceanic routes because of its ETOPS immunity, however, with an engine reliability improvement, airlines are phased out the type in favor of the economic twinjets, as the Boeing 777.
Airbus announced on November 10, 2011, that the A340 program has been terminated due to lack of new orders

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