• 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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    Inside the A340 cockpit

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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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A340-500

Comfort and range

The A340-500 combines performance, comfort and range for highly efficient ultra-long-haul operations. The jetliner’s range of up to 9,000 nautical miles allows the A340-500 to operate some of the world’s longest non-stop routes.

With its range and capability, the A340-500 is an ideal candidate for VIP & ultra-long-range operations.

The mid-sized A340

The mid-sized A340

As a jetliner in the A340 product line, it joins the A340-200, A340-300 and A340-600 in fully benefitting from Airbus commonality. All four aircraft can be flown with the same type rating, while the cross-crew qualification concept means pilots can more rapidly qualify for another aircraft type within the Airbus fly-by-wire product line, leading to significant cost savings. 

Airbus keeps the A340-500 and the other members of its A340 Family updated to meet market requirements and the evolution of technology.  This includes state-of-the-art cabin features for passengers, along with advanced navigation aids and new capabilities such as the electronic flight bag for pilots.

Cross-section efficiency

The A340’s optimised 222-inch fuselage cross-section gives airlines the cabin versatility to match market requirements, from ultra-high-comfort premium seating to economy class layouts in different configurations.  Below the main deck, the A340-500’s large cargo holds accepts a full range of freight, including industry-standard LD3 containers in side-by-side loading.  The A340-500’s forward hold accommodates 18 LD3s or six 96-inch pallets, while the aft hold takes 12 LD3s or four 96-inch pallets.

Non-stop innovation

Airbus keeps the A340-300 and the other members of its A340 Family updated to meet market requirements and the evolution of technology.  This includes state-of-the-art cabin features for passengers, along with advanced navigation aids and new capabilities such as the electronic flight bag for pilots.