Airbus A340-200

Prototype of the Airbus A340 Family F-WWBA

Launched in 1987 as part of the initial A330/340 program, the A340-200 flew further than any other commercial airliner for over a decade. It allowed airlines to open non-stop routes such as Paris-Taipei, and Manila-London, distant cities previously served with stopping services. With the further development of the range capability of the larger A340-300 and the ultra long range A340-500. The concept of the A330/A340 Family is unique – a single basic airframe in several versions with two or four engines to achieve the optimum balance of the operating variables of size, range and economics for the airline.

Developing nation: Europe
Manufacturer/designer:  EADS – Airbus Industries.
Production line: Toulouse – Blagnac, France.
Type aircraft: Long range wide body airliner.
First flight: April 1, 1992, F-WWBA c/n.004.
First delivery: January 29, 1993 to Lufthansa.
  Airbus A340-200
Cockpit crew: Two pilots.
Passengers two class: – 30 business class.
– 270 economy class.
Passengers three class: – 12 first class.
– 36 business class.
– 213 economy class.
Cabin length: 46,06 m.
Cabin diameter: 5,28 m.
Cabin height: 2,54 m.
Cargo volume: Total load 100 m³.
LD3 Containers in belly: 18.
Standard 2.24m x 3.17m pallets: in belly 6.
Wing span: 60,30 m.
Wing area: 361,6 m².
Wing sweep: 30 degrees.
Fuselage length: 59,39 m.
Fuselage diameter: 5,64 m.
Height: 16,7 m.
Wheelbase: 23,24 m.
Track: 10,69 m.
Engines: – Four CFM International CFM56-5C2 rated 138.78 kN.
– Four CFM International CFM56-5C3 rated 144.57 kN.
– Four CFM International CFM56-5C4 rated 151.25 kN.
Weight: – Empty: 129.000 Kg.
– Max. zero-fuel weight: 173.000 Kg.
– Fuel: 155.040 liter.
– Max. payload: 30.800 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 275.000 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 185.000 Kg.
Cruise speed: 861 km/h.
Max. speed: 915 km/h.
Service ceiling: 11.887 m.
Max. range: 14.800 km.

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