[64], As an effort to support the A340's resale value, Airbus has proposed reconfiguring the aircraft's interior for a single class of 475 seats. [18], In preparations for production of the A330/A340, Airbus's partners invested heavily in new facilities. The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS.It seats between 261 and 380 passengers, and has a range between 6,700 and 9,000 NM. It is powered by the 150 kilonewtons (34,000 lbf) thrust CFM56-5C4s similar to the -300E. Show legend; Download PDF; Email seating map; Find the seat map you will be flying in; Seating details. ITS CONTENTS WILL NOT BE UPDATED. The -200 is one of two initial versions of the A340; it has seating for 261 passengers in a three-class cabin layout with a range of 13,800 kilometres (7,500 nmi) or seating for 240 passengers also in a three-class cabin layout for a range of 15,000 kilometres (8,100 nmi). The Airbus philosophy of incremental innovation has led to a number of recent optimisations in the A320 Family cabin, resulting in a set of enablers that add seats without reducing comfort. Lufthansa is the largest operator and the largest customer with 62 aircraft in total. As the Trent 500 engines are half the maintenance cost of the A340, Rolls-Royce proposed a cost-reducing maintenance plan similar to the company's existing program that reduced the cost of maintaining the RB211 engine powering Iberia's Boeing 757 freighters. Airline Index; Airlines by Country ; Login Sign Up. [120][121] The A340-500IGW is powered by four 250 kN (56,000 lbf) thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 556 turbofans. [20] Components were modular and also interchangeable with other Airbus aircraft where possible[19] to reduce production, maintenance and operating costs. Airbus A330-300 Code:333 . This aircraft is also the last A340-200 in commercial airline service.[108]. [54], Despite the -500/600 introduction, sales slowed in the 2000s as the Boeing 777-200LR/-300ER dominated the long-range 300-400 seats market. These planes have a total seating capacity of 333 passengers, in a two class layout. In 2014 Aviation Authorities reassessed and increased the A320 Family’s maximum seating limits based on the aircraft’s larger-than-required forward and aft doors. [73][74] To reach a long span and high aspect ratio without a large weight penalty, the wing has relatively high Thickness-to-chord ratio of 11.8%[75] or 12.8%. AIRBUS A340 Flight Deck and Systems Briefing for Pilots THIS BROCHURE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. [73][74], The A340 uses a modified A320 glass cockpit, with side-stick controls instead of a conventional yoke. Seatmap key. European JAA certification was obtained on 22 December 1992; the FAA followed on 27 May 1993.[36]. It also has good ‘hot and high’ capability at airports that would be off-limits to other aircraft. The majority of potential customers were in favour of a quad despite the fact, in certain conditions, it is more costly to operate than a twin. A. Airbus A340; Media in category "Airbus A340" The following 43 files are in this category, out of 43 total. The certification aircraft, a de-rated A340-541 model, became the first delivery, to Thai Airways International, on 11 April 2007. Upper Deck Seats Seat Map Information. These aircraft can carry a maximum of 236 passengers. This competitiveness has helped shape the market, leading to better travel experiences for all. This is the initial version, having flown on 25 October 1991, and entered service with Lufthansa and Air France in March 1993. [30] The A330 and A340 programmes were jointly launched on 5 June 1987,[31] just prior to the Paris Air Show. A340-200 can seat 250 passengers in a three-class layout, 303 passengers in a two-class layout (30 in first class + 273 in economy) and has an exit limit of 375 passengers. Data through end of July 2017. While short flights stress aircraft more than long flights and result in more frequent fuel-thirsty take-offs and landings, ultra-long flights require completely full fuel tanks. tank, 164 t / 361 595 lb with 1 aux. The ACJ340 is listed on the Airbus Corporate Jets website, as Airbus can convert retired A340 airliners to VIP transport configuration.[66]. 440: Propulsion: 4 Turbofan Engines: Engine Model: CFM Intl. Lufthansa's first A340, which had been dubbed Nürnberg (D-AIBA),[37] began revenue service on 15 March 1993. The IAG overhaul featured improved conditions and furnishings in the business and economy classes; the business-class capacity was raised slightly while not changing the type's overall operating cost. On this page, you will find seat map information on the Airbus A380-800 (388) aircraft. [76][b] Jet airliners have Thickness-to-chord ratios ranging from 9.4% (MD-11 or Boeing 747) to 13% (Avro RJ or 737 Classic). Dieses Programm der beiden Langstreckenflugzeuge A330/A340 beschloss Airbus am 24. [53], In 1998, the -600 stretch was stabilised at 20 frames for 10.6 m (35 ft), the MTOW rose to 365 t (805,000 lb) and the unit thrust to 52,000 to 60,000 lbf (230 to 270 kN), keeping the Trent 700 2.47 m (8.1 ft) fan diameter with its scaled IP and HP compressors and the high-speed, low-loading HP and IP turbines of the Trent 800. Filton was the site of BAe's £7 million investment in a three-storey technical centre with an extra 15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft) of floor area. [132], As of July 2018, there were 60 A340-600s in service with six airlines worldwide.[111]. The A340-300E, often mislabelled as A340-300X, has an increased MTOW of up to 275 tonnes (606,000 lb) and is powered by the more powerful 34,000 lbf (150 kN) thrust CFMI CFM56-5C4 engines. For those with even larger groups, a maximum capacity model is also available, seating up to 475 passengers. STL 472.502/90 Issue 6 January 2000. This South African Airways Airbus A340-600 features a two class configuration; with 42 flat bed seats in Business and 275 Economy Class seats, for a total seating capacity of 317 passengers. In the mid-1970s, Airbus conceived several derivatives of the A300, its first airliner, and developed the A340 quadjet in parallel with the A330 twinjet. The first flight of the A340-600 was made on 23 April 2001. Studies were carried out by British Aerospace (BAe) at Hatfield and Bristol. The Airbus A340-600 in flight, the global performer. The order book then stood at 130 aircraft from 10 customers, apart from the above-mentioned Lufthansa and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). Furthermore, the use of four engines – as opposed to two larger ones – allows for a 13 per cent reduction in maintenance costs for operators. A pair of A340-300s were acquired from Lufthansa by the Flugbereitschaft of the German Air Force; they serve as VIP transports for the German Chancellor and other key members of the German government. Photo: Aeroprints.com via Wikimedia Commons . This South African Airways Airbus A340-600 features a two class configuration; with 42 flat bed seats in Business and 275 Economy Class seats, for a total seating capacity of 317 passengers. The Airbus A340 is a long-range, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner that was developed and produced by the European aerospace company Airbus. [38] Lufthansa intended to replace aging DC-10s with the A340s on Frankfurt–New York services. Differences include four 151 kN (34,000 lbf) CFM56s instead of two high-thrust turbofans to bypass ETOPS restrictions on trans-oceanic routes, and a three-leg main landing gear instead of two for a heavier 276 t (608,000 lb) MTOW. [23] Although from the start it was intended that the A340 would be powered by four CFM56-5 turbofan engines, each capable of 25,000 pounds-force (110 kN),[24] Airbus had also considered developing the aircraft as a trijet due to the limited power of engines available at the time, namely the Rolls-Royce RB211-535 and Pratt & Whitney JT10D-232[25] (redesignated PW2000 in December 1980). [59] [55][56][57], As a sales incentive amid low customer demand during the Great Recession, Airbus had offered buy-back guarantees to airlines that chose to procure the A340. The decision to work on the A320, instead of a four-engine aircraft proposed by the Germans, created divisions within Airbus. The Airbus Corporate Foundation has provided assistance for a relief mission, which was performed with the testbed A340-600 aircraft and delivered supplies to those affected by the recent flooding in Pakistan. Reviews. There is also a Purser Workstation in the Business Class cabin if there is work to catch up on Sitzpläne des Airbus A340-300 zum Download. Some analysts have expected the price of a flight-worthy, CFM56-powered A340 to drop below $10 million by 2023. The A340-600 was the largest-capacity member of Airbus’ A340 Family, with an overall length of 75.36 metres, and a seating capacity between 320 and 370 passengers (or 475 in high-density seating). Airbus zog jedoch das A320-Programm vor und stellte damit die Entwicklung der TA9/TA11 zurück. This is specifically because of requirements for high-strength and light-weight materials to lessen consumption of fuel while keeping safety standards. The A340-600 also includes state-of-the-art technologies such as weight-saving composite structures; a fuel-saving aerodynamic design; along with pilot-friendly cockpits, flight controls and systems – all of which significantly enhance the A340-600’s long-range capabilities and overall cost-efficiency. Selling/leasing used Airbus aircraft to airlines worldwide. They liked that it could be ferried with one engine out, and could fly 'anywhere'— ETOPS (extend-range twin-engine operations) hadn't begun then.[15][16]. The Airbus A340-300 is a four-engined long-range widebody airliner with a capacity of maximum 440 passengers produced by the European manufacturer Airbus S.A.S.. However, France saw the biggest changes with Aérospatiale starting construction of a new Fr.2.5 billion ($411 million) assembly plant, adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, in Colomiers. This aircraft has two decks. The A340-500 and A340-600 were launched in 1997 with introduction into service in 2002. 3DC-SDF - Flickr - 湯小沅.jpg 2,048 × 1,300; 977 KB. At that time, the company indicated that all firm orders had been delivered. [94], In 2008, jet fuel prices doubled compared to the year before; consequently, the A340's fuel consumption led airlines to reduce flight stages exceeding 15 hours. The A340 was developed alongside the twin-engined A330, as discussed on our A340 history page, Both the A330, A340 200 and A340 300 share the same wide body fuselage and wing design.The A340 500 and A340 600 which were developed later had a larger wing as they … [28] The use of automation for this particular process saved Airbus 20% on labour costs and 5% on time. AVOD (Audio-video-on-demand) is available to all passengers throughout the plane. Power for these models is … 295, max. With an overall length of 75.36 metres, and a seating capacity between 320 and 370 passengers in a typical three-class layout or 475 in high-density seating – while keeping the Airbus standard 18-inch wide seat comfort in economy class. The additional widebody will join an A340-200 that was delivered back in October 2007. Rival Qatar Airways, which placed its order at the same airshow, took delivery of only four aircraft with the first aircraft on 11 September 2006. [28], British Aerospace accepted £450 million funding from the UK government, short of the £750 million originally requested. [112] As with the -500, it has a four-wheel undercarriage bogie on the fuselage centre-line to cope with the increased MTOW along with the enlarged wing and rear empennage. Reserve Seats Book Now SELECT. This A340-8000, in the Royal Brunei Airlines livery had an increased fuel capacity, an MTOW of 275 tonnes (606,000 lb), similar to the A340-300, and minor reinforcements to the undercarriage. On 16 June 1993, an A340-200 dubbed the World Ranger flew from the Paris Air Show to Auckland, New Zealand in 21 hours 32 minutes and back in 21 hours 46 minutes after a five-hour stop; this was the first non-stop flight between Europe and New Zealand and the longest non-stop flight by an airliner at the time. The longest A340-600 was stretched to 75.4 m (247 ft), then the longest airliner, to accommodate 320-370 passengers over 14,450 km / 7,800 nmi. The A340-400 went through a range of different designs, from a simple stretch of the A340-300 to a mega long aircraft seating 380 passengers. Following the -8000, other A340-200s were later given performance improvement packages (PIPs) that helped them achieve similar gains in capability as to the A340-8000. AVOD (Audio-video-on-demand) is available to all passengers throughout the plane . The Airbus A340-200 and -300 have a fuel capacity of 110.4 t / 243,395 lb; The MD-11 has a cruise of Mach 0.89, and the Airbus A340 has a cruise of Mach 0.86. Like the A340-200, a shortened derivative of the -300, the -500 was unpopular. The A340-600’s pilot-friendly cockpit enhances this aircraft’s long-range capabilities and overall cost-efficiency. For further information, please refer to our This allowed early deliveries to the new launch customer, Emirates, allowing the carrier to launch nonstop service from Dubai to New York—its first route in the Americas. [32] Due to the less-than-expected performance figures, SIA cancelled its 20-aircraft MD-11 order on 2 August 1991, and ordered 20 A340-300s instead. All variants were available in a corporate version. Der Tiefdecker war das erste Verkehrsflugzeug von Airbus mit vier Triebwerken und das erste zivile Großraumflugzeug weltweit mit digitaler Fly-by-wire-Steuerung. Fuel Tank Capacity: 54,023 gallon 204,499 litre Baggage Volume: 207.6 m3 / 7,331 ft3 Seats - Economy / General: 420 seats ... features, seating chart, pictures, seats and interior of the Airbus A340 600. The A340-600 is the largest-capacity member of the A340 Family. The $2.9 billion program was launched in December 1997 with 100 commitments from seven customers worth $3 billion, aiming to fly the first -600 in January 2001 and deliver it from early 2002 to capture at least half of the 1,500 sales forecast in the category through 2010. [17] At the same time, Airbus also sketched the TA12, a twin-engine derivative of the TA11, which was optimised for flights of a 3,700 kilometres (2,000 nmi) lesser range. First Class: Lie-flat sleepers, every seat is either an aisle / window seat or both. Eighty-nine of the total orders were A340 models. In 1995, the A340-400 was slated for 2000, seating 380 passengers with a 300 t (660,000 lb) take-off weight. In Europe, opinion was split between the two. The larger A340-500/600 were launched on 8 December 1997, the A340-600 flew for the first time on 23 April 2001 and entered service on 1 August 2002. Boasting one of the quietest and most aerodynamic cabins in the sky, passengers can enjoy a calm and smooth journey that will … In 2014 Aviation Authorities reassessed and increased the A320 Family’s maximum seating limits based on the aircraft’s larger-than-required forward and aft doors. To differentiate the programme from the SA studies, the B9 and B11 were redesignated the TA9 and TA11 (TA standing for "twin aisle"), respectively. [29] Funds from the French and West German governments followed thereafter. [34] From the start, engineers noticed that the wings were not stiff enough to carry the outboard engines at cruising speed without warping and fluttering. The A340-500 was 67.9 m (223 ft) long to seat 270-310 over 16,670 km / 9,000 nmi, the longest-range airliner at the time. The largest operator of this type is Lufthansa, who has operated a fleet of 30 aircraft. The seating configuration for this plane is variable with 36-42 passengers in Executive class and 238-242 in Economy. The A340-300 Enhanced is the latest version of this model and was first delivered to South African Airways in 2003, with Air Mauritius receiving the A340-300 Enhanced into its fleet in 2006. The wing area would increase by 56m² (600 ft²) to 420 m2 (4,500 sq ft) through a larger chord needing a three-frame centre fuselage insert and retaining the existing front and rear spars, and a span increased by 3.5 to 63.8 m (11 to 209 ft), along a 25% increase in wing fuel capacity and four wheels replacing the centre twin bogie. Accept. [61] The decision to terminate the program came as A340-500/600 orders came to a halt, with analyst Nick Cunningham pointing out that the A340 "was too heavy and there was a big fuel burn gap between the A340 and Boeing's 777". The engine, partly based on the Snecma M88 turbofan engine used on the Dassault Rafale, is being developed under the European Clean Sky research initiative.[103][104]. Seat Map Edelweiss Air Airbus A340 313. Typical configurations offer seating for around 350 passengers or up to 475 in high-density cabin layouts while keeping the Airbus standard 18-inch wide seat comfort in economy class. ", "Haunted by old pledges, Airbus aims to boost A340 value", "Airbus, engine OEMs make the case for A340 future - Leeham News and Comment", "New Avionics Systems — Airbus A330/A340", "Mach number, relative thickness, sweep and lift coefficient of the wing - An empirical investigation of parameters and equations", "Airbus A330 Wide-Bodied Medium/Long-Range Twin-Engine Airliner, Europe", "A330 Flight deck and systems briefing for pilots", "Boeing and Airbus Battle Over Singapore Airline Sales". [84] The first commercial flight of the A340-600 was performed by Virgin in July 2002.[84]. The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed and produced by Airbus.The A340 was assembled at Toulouse, France.It seats up to 375 passengers in the standard variants and 440 in the stretched -600 series. The Airbus A340-300 is the new flagship of the SWISS fleet. ITS CONTENTS WILL NOT BE UPDATED. Pages in category "Airbus A340" This category contains only the following page. A 10-year-old A340-300 had a base value of $35m and a market value of $24m, leading to $320,000/mo ($240,000-$350,000) lease rate, while a -500 is $425,000 and a -600 is leased $450,000 to $500,000 per month, versus $1.3m for a 777-300ER. From the moment of formation, Airbus had begun studies into derivatives of the Airbus A300B in support of this long-term goal. Upper Deck Seats Seat Map Information. Ranges shown are for typical passenger load. The A340 has a low cantilever wing; the A340-200/300 wing is virtually identical to that of the A330, with both engine pylons used while only the inboard one is used on the A330. Airbus vice president for strategic planning, Adam Brown, recalled, North American operators were clearly in favour of a twin[jet], while Asians wanted a quad[jet]. The A340-300s were purchased by Boeing as part of an order for Boeing 777s in 1999. Depending on the model, it has a range of between 6,700 to 9,000 nautical miles (12,400 to 16,700 km; 7,700 to 10,400 mi). Maintenance difficulty and cost were reduced to half of that of the earlier and smaller Airbus A310. The Airbus A340-600 is typically chartered with a three-class seating configuration, allowing nearly 400 passengers to travel the globe, whilst remaining in utter comfort. Latest Additions; Most Popular; Editor's Choice; User Favorites; Photo Search; Upload Your Photos; Aircraft. Der Tiefdecker war das erste Verkehrsflugzeug von Airbus mit vier Triebwerken und das erste zivile Großraumflugzeug weltweit mit digitaler Fly-by-wire-Steuerung. It first flew on 11 February 2002 and was certified on 3 December 2002. The B9 was developed by Airbus from the early 1970s at a slow pace until the early 1980s. Designed to replace early-generation Boeing 747 airliners, the A340-600 is capable of carrying 379 passengers in a three-class cabin layout 13,900 km (7,500 nmi). To alleviate this, an underwing bulge called a plastron was developed to correct airflow problems around the engine pylons[35] and to add stiffness. Airbus uses cookies (including from third parties) to offer useful features and measure performance to improve you browsing experience, providing visitors with the best possible experience when using the website. All Airbus Aircraft. [2], As of June 2020[update], the A340 has never been involved in a fatal incident, although there have been six hull losses:[133][134], Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era, "A340" redirects here. 54-55, (26 October - 1 November 2004) Its versatility and flexibility allow it to be effectively utilised as both a commercial aircraft or as a business or government jet. This plane cruises at a speed of 920kph, at an altitude of 12000m and has a range of 13000km. The engine nacelles of the superfan engine consisted of provisions to allow a large fan near the rear of the engine. High hopes. STL 472.502/90 Issue 6 January 2000. Both airliners have fly-by-wire controls, which was first introduced on the A320, as well as a similar glass cockpit. The centralised maintenance computer can transmit real-time information to ground facilities via the onboard satellite-based ACARS datalink. One version of this type (referred to by Airbus as the A340-8000) was ordered by the prince Jefri Bolkiah requesting a non-stop range of 15,000 kilometres (8,100 nmi). In June 1997, the 250 kN (56,000 lbf) Rolls-Royce Trent 500 was selected, with growth potential to 275 kN (62,000 lbf), derived from the A330 Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and the B777 Rolls-Royce Trent 800 with a reduced fan diameter and a new LP turbine, for a 7.7% lower TSFC than the 700. Upper Deck Seats . [19][69] Its features and improvements were usually shared with the A330. The A340-200 and A340-300 were launched in 1987 with introduction into service in March 1993 for the -200. Upper deck main cabin space can be optionally increased by locating facilities such as crew rest areas, galleys, and lavatories upon the aircraft's lower deck. Updated on 6 August 2017. The former was an 18-hour, 45-minute 'westbound' (actually a polar route northbound to 130 km (70 nm) abeam the North Pole, then south across Russia, Mongolia and the People's Republic of China) and the latter was an 18-hour, 30-minute eastbound, 15,344 kilometres (8,285 nmi) journey. In 2008, Airbus launched a dedicated corporate jetliner version of the A340-200: one key selling point of this aircraft was a range of up to 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km). [55][56][57] [90], The A340 has frequently been operated as a dedicated transport for heads of state. As refinements in the A340's design proceeded, a radical new engine option was offered by International Aero Engines, a group comprising Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation, Fiat and MTU Aero Engines (MTU). The A340-600 was replaced by the A350-1000. [78] This wingspan is similar to that of the larger Boeing 747-200, but with 35% less wing area. [68] It was developed upon earlier Airbus aircraft and their features like the A320 glass cockpit; it shares many components with the A330, notably identical fly-by-wire control systems and similar wings. "Singapore Airlines to End World's Longest Flight", "Bundeswehr will im Eiltempo neue Regierungsflugzeuge anschaffen", "Picture: Former Sultan of Brunei's unique A340-8000 derivative destined for Saudi Arabian VIP after nine years storage", "Selling a VIP business jet to Colonel Gaddafi. It provides similar passenger capacity to a 747 but with 25 percent more cargo volume, and at lower trip and seat costs. [8] As the SA or "single aisle" studies (which later became the successful Airbus A320) underwent development to challenge the successful Boeing 737 and Douglas DC-9 in the single-aisle, narrow-body airliner market, Airbus turned its focus back to the wide-body aircraft market. The wings were designed and manufactured by BAe, which developed a long slender wing with a high aspect ratio for a higher aerodynamic efficiency. [78][79] Originally designed with a 56 m (184 ft) span, the wing was later extended to 58.6 m (192 ft) and finally to 60.3 m (198 ft). [117][116] Singapore Airlines suspended operating the flight from 2013 onwards partly due to high fuel prices then and returned its aircraft to Airbus in exchange for ordering new Airbus A350 aircraft. A330 and A340 Seating Capacity vs Range.svg 510 × 340; 86 KB. [96] Other airlines also re-examined long-haul flights. By 2018, a 2006 -600 was worth $18M and a 2003 one $10M, projected to fall to $7M in 2021 with a $200,000/month lease rate falling to $180,000 in 2021; its D check cost $4.5M and its engine overhaul $3–6M. I could stretch out, lean on the window & actually slept! [107] It initially entered service with Air France in May 1993. [82] Improved engine control and monitoring improved time on wing. [77] Each wing also has a 2.74 m (9.0 ft) tall winglet instead of the wingtip fences found on earlier Airbus aircraft. A -500 with the larger wing and engines and three extra frames for 310 passengers would cover 15,725 km (8,490 nmi) to replace the smaller, 14,800 km (8,000 nmi) range, A340-8000. 3DC-SDF - Flickr - 湯小沅.jpg 2,048 × 1,300; 977 KB. Main Deck Seats. Airbus had held discussions with McDonnell Douglas to jointly produce the aircraft, which would have been designated as the AM 300. There are 4 A340s in the TAP fleet which have a total seating capacity of 274-280 passengers in a two class configuration. Airbus A340 on eurooppalaisen Airbusin valmistama nelimoottorinen laajarunkokone.Konetyyppi on suunniteltu pitkille reiteille, joilla kulkee paljon matkustajia. [17] While the TA9 had a range of 6,100 kilometres (3,300 nmi), the TA11 range was up to 12,650 kilometres (6,830 nmi). [115] Singapore Airlines used this model (initially in a two-class 181-passenger layout, later in a 100-passenger business-only layout) between early 2004 and late 2013 for its Newark–Singapore and Singapore–Newark nonstop routes SQ21 and SQ22. These planes have a total seating capacity of 269 passengers, in a two class layout. Airbus’ A330/A340 final assembly line is built around the “station” principal and is designed for high-efficiency build-up of the long-range jetliners. [46], In April 1996, GE Aviation obtained an exclusivity for the 13,000 km (7,000 nmi) 375-passenger -600 stretch with 226 kN (51,000 lbf) engines, above the 225.5 kN (50,700 lbf) limit of the CFM International partnership with SNECMA and dropping the 191 kN (43,000 lbf) CFMXX. The jetliner’s four Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines use only 56,000 lbs. Overall rating . While not significantly different, it does add up over time. This can be upgraded to 420 with the installation of more doors, but this wasn’t a factory option. Seatmap key. 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