Airbus A340-300
Airbus A340-300 (Airbus A340-300)

Airbus A340-300. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews. 


The wide-body, four-engine Airbus A340-300, part of the family of long-haul airliners A340 and is the base and the first model of the family. This aircraft was designed and built by European concern «Airbus SAS», now part of a joint holding company EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company).


Airbus A340-300 photo

Airbus A340-300 photo


The program to develop A340-300 started together with the development of a shortened version A340-200, 1987 year in June. The main objective in the design of the aircraft was in the creation of an aircraft capable to make long, intercontinental flights. So as Airbus A340-300 was designed in parallel with the development of the Airbus A330, in many of these aircraft received similar. The main and the main difference A340-300 on short-haul and medium-A330 A320, is the presence of the four engines.

Consortium for the aircraft has been chosen precisely chetyrehdvigatelnaya layout because ETOPS standards require a finding in the air twin-engine commercial aircraft at a short distance from the alternate aerodromes, to aircraft in the event of failure of one of the engines was able to make an emergency landing. Therefore, for long-haul A340-300 was selected layout with four engines, so that he received permission to do business, transatlantic flights and was able to compete with Boeing 747.


Airbus A340-300 Salon

Airbus A340-300 Salon


Four CFM International CFM340-300C56 power plants with a thrust of 5 kN were installed on the A4-145 aircraft. The same motors were installed in the younger model - A340-200. The A340-300 airliner uses EFIS avionics, a dashboard and sidesticks identical to the A330 family airliners.

Built-340 A300 aircraft first flew on October 25 1991 years. After all the test flights and ground tests in December 1992 years, the aircraft was certified JAA. In March 1993 years airliner began to enter service to air carriers. The first airline to start using A340-300, German steel "Lufthansa"And the French"Air France».


Airbus A340-300 scheme salon

Airbus A340-300 scheme salon


Aircraft Airbus A340-300 295 can carry up passengers trёhklassovoy equipment or passengers in 440 economical cabin layout over a distance of 12700 kilometers.


After some time after the beginning of the development and operation of a new model of family A340 - A340-500 and A340-600, modification of Airbus A340-300 was discontinued. While it is still operated by some airlines in the world. Total production for the time it was released about 220 machines A340-300.


Airbus A340-300 aircraft specifications


  • First flight: October 25 1991 years
  • Years of mass production: c 1992 2008, at the city
  • Length: 63,69 m.
  • Height: 16,91 m.
  • Empty weight: 130900 kg.
  • Wing area: 361,6 sqm
  • Wingspan: 60,30 m.
  • Cruising speed: 870 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 920 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 12400 m.
  • Flight range: 12700 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 2995 m.
  • path length: 1925 m.
  • Engines: 4 turbofan CFM56-5C4
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of seats: 295 seats in three classes or 440 in the same class.


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