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Lufthansa A340-300

Lufthansa's A340-300 arriving in Montreal after a long flight from Munich. D-AIMF is now flying for Air Namibia in Africa.


*Airplanes 101* (See Airplanes 101 Set)

Name: Airbus A340 (A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, 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: Roughly Between -200: 260-300 pax , -300: 300-335 pax, -500: 315 pax, -600: 375 passengers

Range: 13800km for A340-200, 12400km for A340-300, 15700km for A340-500, 13700km for A340-600

First delivery date: 1993 (A340-300), 1992 (A340-200), 2002 (A340-500), 2002 (A340-600)

Still in production: No

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

Main idenifying points: Look for the "Airbus" cockpit windows, four engines (small ones on the -200/-300 series, more standard looking larger ones on the -500/-600 series), large upward swept winglets & a classic Airbus tail & tailcone. 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 aircone and are flown almost exclusively by Russian airlines. The A340-500/600 both have a 4 wheeled middle undercarriage along wth the ones under each wing. The A340-600 has the longest fuselage of any standard airliner so hard to not identify.

Examples of Main Operators: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Iberia, Philippine Airlines, Olympic, SAS, Lufthansa, Swiss, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, TAP, South African, Air Jamaica, BWIA


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

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Uploaded on January 1, 2006