• 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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    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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Advanced technology

Advanced technology

The A340 brings together advanced materials, a centre of gravity management system, modern cabin systems, a highly-efficient wing, and state-of-the-art avionics to create one of the world’s most capable jetliners.   

Its airframe incorporates more than 10 tonnes of composites and ultra-light alloys, resulting in reduced aircraft weight, easier maintenance and an increased airframe lifetime.  Advanced manufacturing processes applied in the A340’s production include laser beam welding, superplastic forming and diffusion bonding.   

The A340 Family’s modern wing incorporates excellent aerodynamics and high-lift devices for greater efficiency, while the use of a fuel tank in the horizontal stabiliser allows for active centre-of-gravity control during flight – reducing drag and lowering fuel consumption. 

Flying smarter

In the cockpit, the A340’s advanced flight deck incorporates Airbus’ fly-by-wire controls, along with an optimised instrument panel for pilots’ rapid assimilation of data.  It benefits from continual upgrades to meet market requirements and to keep up with the evolution of technology, including the introduction of improved navigation and surveillance functions, and the use of “electronic flight bags” – the portable information management devices that reduce, or replace, paper-based manuals, charts and other reference material carried by pilots.

Cabin innovation

The A340’s passenger cabin also reflects Airbus creativity.  Choices of overhead bins and ceiling designs offer optimised solutions for an improved on-board experience, while the innovative use of cabin space can include bar and social areas, as well as multi-purpose storage zones. 

Airbus’ state-of-the-art Cabin Intercommunication Data System uses a touch-screen panel for rapid and simple control of cabin lighting, heating, pre-recorded messages and other cabin-related tasks.  

For cabin and flight crews on long-haul routes, Airbus has developed rest area concepts, with these facilities located either on the main deck or in the cargo hold.  

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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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