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Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 D-AIHS

A nice shot of D-AIHS coming in from Munich.


*Airplanes 101* (See Airplanes 101 Set)

> Name: Airbus A340-600

> Manufacturer: Airbus Industries Europe (France/Germany)

> Main Role: High capacity, long - very long range mainline jetliner

> Basic design: Four engined, double aisle wide body jet. Airframe based on the A300.

> Capacity: A340-600: 375 passengers

> Range: 13700km

> First delivery date: 2002

Still in production: No

> Easily confused for: Airbus A330-300, IL-86, IL-96, DC-8, 707, 747

> Main identifying points: Look for the "Airbus" cockpit windows, four large engines (larger than on the A340-200/300 version), large upward swept winglets & a classic Airbus tail & tail cone. Other than the 747 and IL86/96 it's one of the few 4-engined wide body jets around. If it has 4 engines and no hump on the front it's more than likely an A340. The IL86/96 is less common and is quite similar in shape but they have a very high pointy tail and a short less pronounced tail cone and are flown almost exclusively by Russian airlines. The A340-500/600 both have a 4 wheeled middle undercarriage along with the ones under each wing. The A340-600 has the longest fuselage of any standard airliner so hard to not identify. It's a stretched version of the -300/500

>Examples of Main Operators: Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Thai, Virgin Atlantic, Iberia, South African so these planes are especially numerous in Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Madrid, Johannesburg, Bangkok and London.


For more pics of A340 aircraft see the Airbus A340 group here at Flickr.


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Taken on June 8, 2008