Airbus A340 Profile

Airbus A340 Profile

The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner. A340 Developed by Airbus Industries. The A340 is the longest commercial plane to date (2011).

Role : Wide-body jet airliner
Manufacturer : Airbus
National origin : Multi-national
First flight : 25 October 1991
Status : Active service
Primary users : Lufthansa, Iberia, Virgin Atlantic Airways, South African Airways
Number built : 375 as of 30 March 2011

The A340 would be powered by four CFM56-5 turbofan engines, capable of 25,000 pounds-force (110 kN).Airbus also considered a trijet due to limited power of the engines, powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-535 or Pratt & Whitney JT10D-232s.

All variants are available in a corporate version from Airbus Executive and Private Aviation. There are four variants of the A340. The A340-200 and A340-300 were launched in 1987 with introduction into service in March 1993 for the ?200. The A340-500 and A340-600 were launched in 1997 with introduction into service in 2002.

Airbus A340 Specifications

Model A340-200 A340-300 A340-500 A340-600
Cockpit crew Two
Seating capacity 300 (2-class, typical)
240 (3-class, typical)
375/420(maximum)
335 (2-class, typical)
295 (3-class, typical)
375/440(maximum)
359 (2-class, typical)
313 (3-class, typical)
375 (maximum)
419 (2-class, typical)
380 (3-class, typical)
440/520 (maximum)
Overall length 59.39 metres (194 ft 10 in) 63.60 metres (208 ft 8 in) 67.90 metres (222 ft 9 in) 75.30 metres (247 ft 1 in)
Wingspan 60.30 metres (197 ft 10 in) 63.45 metres (208 ft 2 in)
Wing area 361.6 square metres (3,892 sq ft) 439.4 square metres (4,730 sq ft)
Wing sweepback 30 degrees 31.1 degrees
Overall height 16.70 metres (54 ft 9 in) 16.85 metres (55 ft 3 in) 17.10 metres (56 ft 1 in) 17.30 metres (56 ft 9 in)
Maximum cabin width 5.28 metres (17 ft 4 in)
Fuselage width 5.64 metres (18 ft 6 in)
Cargo capacity 152.3 cubic metres (5,380 cu ft)
Operating empty weight, typical 129,000 kilograms (280,000 lb) 130,200 kilograms (287,000 lb) 170,900 kilograms (377,000 lb)
HGW: 174,800 kilograms (385,000 lb)
177,800 kilograms (392,000 lb)
HGW: 181,900 kilograms (401,000 lb)
Maximum take-off weight (MTOW) 275,000 kilograms (610,000 lb) 276,500 kilograms (610,000 lb) 372,000 kilograms (820,000 lb)
HGW: 380,000 kilograms (840,000 lb)
368,000 kilograms (810,000 lb)
HGW: 380,000 kilograms (840,000 lb)
Cruising speed Mach 0.82 (871 km/h/537 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft) Mach 0.83 (881 km/h/543 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
Maximum speed Mach 0.86 (913 km/h/563 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
Maximum range, fully loaded 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) 7,400 nautical miles (13,700 km; 8,500 mi) 8,670 nautical miles (16,060 km; 9,980 mi)
HGW: 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi)
7,750 nautical miles (14,350 km; 8,920 mi)
HGW: 7,900 nautical miles (14,600 km; 9,100 mi)
Take off run at MTOW 2,990 metres (9,810 ft) 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) 3,050 metres (10,010 ft) 3,100 metres (10,200 ft)
Maximum fuel capacity 155,040 litres (34,100 imp gal; 40,960 US gal) 147,850 litres (32,520 imp gal; 39,060 US gal) 214,810 litres (47,250 imp gal; 56,750 US gal)
HGW: 222,000 litres (49,000 imp gal; 59,000 US gal)
195,880 litres (43,090 imp gal; 51,750 US gal)
HGW: 204,500 litres (45,000 imp gal; 54,000 US gal)
Service ceiling 12,527 metres (41,099 ft)
Engines (×4) CFM56-5C RR Trent 500
Thrust (×4)[74] 139–151 kilonewtons (31,000–34,000 lbf) 248–260 kilonewtons (56,000–58,000 lbf) 260–275 kilonewtons (58,000–62,000 lbf)

 

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