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The largest A340

The largest A340

The A340-600 is the largest-capacity member of the A340 Family.  

With an overall length of 75.36 metres, it has a seating capacity for around 350 passengers or 475 in high-density seating – while keeping the Airbus standard 18-inch wide seat comfort in economy class.

In the secondary market, the A340-600 is ideal for replacing competing aircraft, with 20 per cent lower fuel per trip and a more modern cabin with the latest technology. 

This super-stretch aircraft provides operators with unrivalled standards of space, comfort and amenities in each class of service, along with twice the underfloor cargo capacity of comparable airliners.

Flying farther

Airbus’ A340-600 also is an ultra-long-haul leader, with a range of 7,900 nautical miles.

The jetliner’s four Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines use only 56,000 lbs. of their certified 60,000 lbs. of thrust, resulting in longer on-wing lives. In addition, the use of four engines – as opposed to two larger powerplants – allows for a 13 per cent reduction in maintenance costs for operators.

In addition, the A340-600 offers unmatched operational flexibility on non-stop flights over remote areas such as oceans and mountain ranges, allowing for operations that are not subject to ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) regulations. This enables airlines to fly more direct routes – even long distances over water or on segments far from airports – saving travel time and cutting fuel consumption.

A family approach

A family approach

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.  

True to Airbus’ unique family concept, it also offers an exceptional degree of operational commonality with all of the company’s fly-by-wire aircraft – allowing pilots to transition from one type to another with minimum training time.