• The A340-300 (shown here with CFM International engines) features one of the quietest cabins in the sky – a key element for passenger comfort on operations.

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    Airbus’ A340-300 (shown here with CFM International engines) has a service range of 7,400 nautical miles and is tailored to meet the needs of the 300-seat long-range market.

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    The Airbus A340-300 in flight, equipped with CFM engines.

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    The Airbus A340-300 in flight, equipped with CFM engines.

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    Shown here with Rolls-Royce engines, the A340-500 features cargo holds that accept a full range of freight, including industry-standard LD3 containers in side-by-side loading.

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    The A340-500 (shown here with Rolls-Royce engines) combines performance, comfort and capacity for ultra long-haul operations.

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    The A340-500 (shown here with Rolls-Royce engines) operates on some of the world’s longest non-stop routes, including direct Singapore-Los Angeles flights with durations of nearly 19 hours.

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    Inside the A340 cockpit

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    The A340-600’s four engines configuration (shown here with Rolls-Royce engines) allows airlines to fly more direct routes – even long distances over water or on segments far from airports – saving travel time and cutting fuel consumption.

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    The A340-600 (shown here with Rolls-Royce engines) is the longest-fuselage jetliner ever built by Airbus, and the largest-capacity member of the A340 Family.

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    Four Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines power the A340-600, which use only 56,000 lbs. of their certified 60,000 lbs. of thrust, resulting in longer on-wing lives.

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Cockpit

Efficiency and flexibility

The A340 brings all of the operational advantages of Airbus’ aircraft commonality to the very-long range and ultra-long range market segments.  Nearly identical cockpits are used in the fly-by-wire A340 and its twin-engine A330 variant, with both aircraft types sharing highly similar flying qualities. 

As a result, both the A340 and A340 can be operated by a common pool of pilots, resulting in more efficient operations and flexible scheduling for airlines, along with increased flying opportunities for pilots.  

Flight crews can transition from the A340 to the A330 in only one day, while a move from the A330 to A340 takes just three days.  This compares to 25 days for a full type rating training course required with competing aircraft, thereby lower training costs for airlines and increasing the productivity of crews.

Mixed fleet flying advantages

A340 Family cockpit
A340 Family cockpit

 By taking the commonality concept another step further, pilots can keep their flight currency on more than one Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft type at a time. Known as Mixed Fleet Flying, it enables a pilot rated on an A340 or A330 to effortlessly move from very long-haul operations to the A320 Family for short- and medium-haul flights.  This opens new crew scheduling possibilities and provides a mix of flying opportunities that is welcomed, and highly appreciated, by pilots.   

The A340 also benefits from the industry-leading Airbus cockpit design, which evolves with the latest the latest technology.  A similar cockpit philosophy applied across the Airbus product line, which builds on proven fly-by-wire systems whose digital electronic flight controls improve handling and stability while reducing pilot workload. 

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  • The A340-600 is the longest-fuselage aircraft in the Airbus jetliner family.
  • Airlines have innovative choices in centre overhead bins for luggage stowage: standard bins for greater volume; articulated bins for a higher ceiling; or no bins at all.
  • The A340-500 has flown some of the world's longest non-stop air routes, such as Singapore to Los Angeles.

 

 

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