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  Airbus A340 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus.
The first published studies for the A340 were as the TA11 in 1981, in the November issue of Air International (coinciding with the display of the A300 at that year's Farnborough Air Show).
Airbus' engineers designed the A340 in parallel with the twin-engined A330: both aircraft share the same wing and similar fuselage structure, and borrow heavily from the advanced avionics developed for the A320.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Airbus_A340   (1875 words)

 Airbus Beluga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga is a version of the standard Airbus A300 wide-body airliner, modified to carry aircraft parts and over-sized or awkward cargo.
Airbus, however, is unique in that it is a consortium formed by the major French, British, German, and Spanish aerospace companies, and the geographic location of Airbus manufacturing is not merely a matter of cost and convenience, it is also a matter of history, national interest and pride.
The starting point was the design for the wide-body twin-engined Airbus A300: the wings, engines, landing gear, and the lower part of the fuselage are the same as the A300 while the upper part of the fuselage is an enormous horseshoe-shaped structure 7.7 metres in diameter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Airbus_Beluga   (662 words)

 Aircraft.co.za - Airbus A340
Airbus has achieved certification for the latest version of the long range A340-600, the 380 tonne variant from The European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA).
A340 cabin offers a large pallet of options permitting airlines to customise and adapt their cabin to the specifics of their market.
The advantages of Airbus A340 Family operation are benefiting from Airbus exceptional system of operational commonality that can reduce training time and costs for pilots and maintenance teams; its four-engine configuration facilitates operational planning over shortened long and ultra-long range routes and offers airlines the ability to open up new routes.
www.aircraft.co.za /Encyclopedia/A/21.php   (661 words)

 Airbus A340 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Airbus A340 is a long-range widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus.
Airbus' new aircraft was launched in 1988 as a long-range complement to the short-range A320 and the medium-range A300.
At the time, the newest long-range widebody (the twinjet Boeing 767) was at a disadvantage against aircraft such as the 747 because of the ETOPS problem: two-engined aircraft have to stay within close range of emergency airfields in case one of their engines malfunctions.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/A340   (1053 words)

 Flying the Longest-Range Airplane in Production--The Airbus A340-500
The newest versions of the A340, the -500 and -600, are not just lengthened and strengthened airplanes; they have been redesigned in critical areas to provide a significant increase in range.
Airbus began developing plans for this airplane by adding a wing box insert to previous A340 designs, which increases the chord of the wing by three full frames, or 5.6 feet, at the fuselage, tapering to the wingtip.
Airbus asked Rolls Royce to develop a new engine, the RR Trent 500, rated at 56,000 lbs thrust for the A340-600, and 53,000 lbs of thrust for the A340-500.
www.alpa.org /alpa/DesktopModules/ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentID=1933   (3412 words)

 Widebody Aircraft Parade Pictures: Airbus A340
The Airbus A340 is a large widebody aircraft for long-range flights.
Airbus launched the A340 in June 1987 in parallel with the A330, as a single aircraft program: the A340 with four engines and the A330 with two.
The A340 is a competitor of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 and the Boeing 777.
widebodyaircraft.nl /a340.htm   (889 words)

 Airbus (Planes) - 300 a340 airbus
Gli Airbus A340-300 sono dotati di tutti i comfort, del miglior servizio a bordo e della piú...
airbus a340 300 is the same as campo casa delairbus 310 or airbus...
Der Airbus A340-300 verfügt über einen etwas gestreckten Rumpf und...
www.giancarlofalappa.com /planes/airbus/300_a340_airbus.php   (444 words)

 Airbus A340 @ Aviation.Y2U.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the time, the newest long-range wide body (the twinjet Boeing 767) was at a disadvantage against aircraft such as the 747 because of the ETOPS problem: two-engine aircraft have to stay within close range of emergency airfields in case one of their engines malfunctions.
Airbus' engineers designed the A340 in parallel with the twin-engine A330: both aircraft share the same wing and similar fuselage structure, and borrow heavily from the advanced avionics developed for the A320.
In 1997, Airbus launched two lengthened variants of the A340, the ultra-long-range -500 and high-capacity -600 series.
aviation.y2u.co.uk /Airbus/AV0005_Airbus_A340.htm   (1156 words)

 Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Airbus A340
Designed as a four-engined long-range complement to the A330, the A340 compete's primarily with Boeing's 777, and 747.
The A340 shares many features with the A330, including the same fuselage, landing gear, tail assembly, flight deck, and basic wing.
Airbus design study based on the A300 that led to the A340 concept
www.aerospaceweb.org /aircraft/jetliner/a340   (488 words)

 Boeing 777 versus Airbus A340
Boeing 747, 757 or 767 or Airbus 310, 320 or 330.
I have not flown the Airbus 340 except the Boeing 777.
The reason why the Airbus A340-500 and A340-600 have outsold the Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 777-300LR is probably because the Airbuses have 4 engines but overall, Boeing 777s (all models) have already made a sale lead over the A340, particularly in the hotly contested Asian market.
www.askcaptainlim.com /asB777vsA340issues.htm   (6552 words)

 The Airbus A340 Aircraft Information
In January 1986 Airbus announced the development of the TA11 which was named A340.
At the beginning A340 was planned to use the new superfan engines of IAE (International Aero Engines).
It is the ultimate version of the A340 with many upgrades and a maximum range of 13,900km.
www.aircraft-photos.net /Airbus_A340.aspx   (726 words)

 Airbus A340-600 takeoff OK'd
Airbus won certification from European safety authorities for a new model of its long-range A340-600 that offers more range and capacity than the current model.
Airbus is seeking to improve sales of its long-range, four-engine A340 models in the face of stiff competition from The Boeing Co., whose 777 model, which, with two engines, is more fuel-efficient, has been outselling Airbus' A340.
Airbus said earlier this week that it is also looking at possible improvements for some of its long-range planes.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/266805_airbus15.html   (391 words)

 Airliners.net: Airbus A340-200/300
The A340-200 and 300 are the initial variants of the successful quad engined A340 family of long haul widebodies.
The A340 and closely related A330 were launched in June 1987, with the A340's first flight occurring on October 25 1991 (an A340-300).
The A340 shares the same flightdeck including side stick controllers and EFIS, plus flybywire, basic airframe, systems, fuselage and wing with the A330 (the flightdeck is also common to the A320 series).
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=27   (499 words)

 Aircraft spotting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camouflage markings differ, depending on the surroundings in which that aircraft is expected to operate.
Spotters enjoying the landing of a SriLankan Airlines Airbus A340 at London Heathrow Airport.
Ancillary activities might include listening-in to air traffic transmissions (where that is legal), liaising with other "spotters" to clear up uncertainties as to what aircraft have been seen at specific times or in particular places, and the drawing, painting, filming, tape-recording or photographing of aircraft.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aircraft_spotting   (782 words)

 Amazon.com: Airbus Industrie Airbus A340 (AirlinerTech Series, Vol. 3): Books: Scott E. Germain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Airbus A330 and A340 (Airlife's Airliners: 16) by Robert Hewson
Profusely illustrated with 160 b/w photos in addition to four pages of color photography, Airbus A340 is a definitive introduction to one of the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft to date.
Indeed, the Airbus A340 was the first aircraft to be completely designed on computer.One of the illustrated series that takes a technical look at airliners.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1580070027?v=glance   (671 words)

 Swiss Airbus A340
The Airbus A340-300 is the new flagship of the SWISS fleet.
In my opinion, the 'Jewel of the Crown' of the World Air Routes Series is the Swiss A340 DVD because of it's detail and crew participation in presenting so many different areas associated with operating a large airliner on long haul routes.
I was most impressed by the A340 cockpit presentation and level of attention to technical details was second to none.
www.worldairroutes.com /Swiss.html   (1665 words)

 USATODAY.com - Toronto crash is first for Airbus' A340   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Air France jetliner that burst into flames while landing in Toronto is the first A340 plane to crash since the craft was introduced by manufacturer Airbus more than a decade ago.
The A340 has never crashed since it was introduced for commercial service in 1992, the spokeswoman, Barbara Kracht, said, speaking by telephone from Toulouse, France.
The plane's manufacturer, Airbus, is 80% owned by European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. Britain's BAE Systems PLC owns the rest.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-02-airbus-safety_x.htm   (521 words)

 A340-600 home
This super-stretch version of the best-selling A340 series provides similar passenger seating to a 747, but with twice the cargo capacity in underfloor holds.
The A340-600 is the longest Airbus airliner in operation, with an overall fuselage length of 75.3 metres (246 ft. 11 in.) and a range of 7,900 nm./14,640 km.
Passenger capacity of the A340-600 in a typical three-class configuration is 380 seats, while a two-class layout is also available that accommodates up to 419 passengers.
www.airbus.com /en/aircraftfamilies/a330a340/a340-600   (197 words)

 Airbus A340-500 achieves certification | Airbus
Airbus has been granted type certification for the ultra-long-range A340-500 by the European Joint Aviation Authorities, following a certification campaign, which benefited from the aircraft's 100 per cent systems commonality with the larger A340-600.
The A340-500 and -600 are members of Airbus' market leading A330/A340 Family, which has won almost 750 firm orders from over 60 customers to date.
A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan.
www.ameinfo.com /17001.html   (585 words)

 Airliners.net: Airbus A340-500/600
The 15,740km (8500nm) ultra long range A340-500 and stretched 372 seat A340-600 are new variants of the Airbus A340 family, and are currently the world's longest range airliners.
This gives Airbus a true early model 747 replacement and near direct competitor to the 747-400, with similar range, but, Airbus claims, better operating economics (per seat).
The other change to the A340 airframe is the use of the A330-200 twin's larger fin and enlarged horizontal area stabilisers.
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=28   (544 words)

The Airbus A380 takes off from Toulouse on first passenger flight
An A380 equipped with a full three-class cabin is set to fly four flights of seven, ten, 12 and 15 hours to and from Toulouse Blagnac Airport with 474 passengers on board, all Airbus employees volunteers.
Airbus, an EADS joint Company with BAE Systems, is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line.
www.airbus.com   (117 words)

 Canadian Pilots -> CLS's Airbus A340-600
Competition between the two corporations still remains strong until today and two of the main competing aircraft include Airbus A340-600 and Boeing’s 747.
New aircraft such as the A380 and the B787 are in the works for both corporations, but until then these two aircraft remain competing for the highest passenger capacities.
I think only airbus engineers could point out flaws and errors, but the same could probably be said about PMDG’s 747.
s8.invisionfree.com /Canadian_Pilots/index.php?showtopic=5459   (940 words)

 ILFC | Airbus Aircrafts
While offering all the advantages of a completely new design, the A380 will extend the unique benefits of Airbus family commonality into the very large aircraft sector.
The concept of the A330/A340 Family is unique - a single basic airframe in several versions with two or four engines to achieve the optimum balance of the operating variables of size, range and economics for the airline.
In a decade of innovation and progress, perhaps more than any other, it is the airliner that has set new standards.
www.ilfc.com /airbus.htm   (194 words)

 Emirates receives its entire order of Airbus A340-500 | Emirates
In 1999 the longer-range Airbus A330-200 was introduced in the Emirates fleet as a replacement for the Airbus A310-300.
On 1st December 2003, Emirates' first Airbus A340-500 embarked on its maiden journey - Dubai to Sydney non-stop - with a flying time of less than 14 hours.
Emirates' fleet currently stands at 81 aircraft and comprises of 29 Airbus A330-200s, 12 Boeing 777-300s, nine Boeing 777-200s, ten Airbus 340-500s, eight A340-300s, five Boeing 777-300ERs, one Airbus A310, one Airbus A310F and six Boeing 747 freighters.
www.ameinfo.com /69994.html   (786 words)

 Airbus A340-600 Construction Video
A fast-forwarded footage of an Airbus craft being built.
Airbus and Boeing are always in the fight for who´s the best.
too bad Airbus totally owns Boeing when it comes to the planes.
www.metacafe.com /watch/74422/video_airbus_a340_600_building_fast   (236 words)

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