Airbus A340-500
Airbus A340-500 (Airbus A340-500)

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Four-engined Airbus A340-500, is one of the long-range wide-body airliners A340 family, intended primarily for intercontinental flights.

Airbus A340-500 developed by a consortium of «Airbus SAS», with headquarters located in the French city of Toulouse, along the length of the fuselage is the middle model in the family, and is located between the lower A340-300 and 340-large A600. Until February 2006 years, when the public was presented to the US Boeing 777-200LR «Worldliner», A340-500 remained the most long-distance passenger airliner in the world.

Airbus A340-500 photo

Airbus A340-500 photo


Compared to the base model A340-300, the fuselage of the new modification A340-500 has been increased by 4,20 meters, and therefore the wing area has also been increased. The aircraft was able to accommodate a larger supply of fuel, which had a positive effect on its flight range. Four Trent-340 turbofan engines of the British company Rolls-Royce with a thrust of 500 kN were installed on the A553-236 airliner. Thanks to this, the cruising speed of the car also increased. Avionics of the airliner, identical to all aircraft of the A340 family and A330.

Its first flight realized A340-500 11 2002 February year. Certificate of airworthiness, after all test trials, it was received in December 3 2002 years. The first customer to purchase the aircraft A340-500, 2003 in the year, has become an Arab airline "Emirates Airline", Located in Dubai. This airline began to use it on a non-stop route 'Dubai - New York. "


Airbus A340-500 Salon

Airbus A340-500 Salon


Plane A340-500 in trehklassnovoy layout can accommodate 313 375 passengers or passengers in a single economy class.

Cargo compartments of the aircraft Airbus A340-500, located below the main deck, may take a different range of goods. The front cargo compartment able to hold 18 LD3 standard freight containers in volume 4,5 cubic meters, or six trucks 96-inch pallets. In the rear compartment can be placed 12 LD3 containers or four 96-inch pallets.

Range airliner flight is about 16 thousand kilometers.

«Airbus» also offers a version A340-500HGW (High Gross Weight), capable of carrying more cargo weight to a range of 16700 kilometers.


Airbus A340-500 interior scheme



In today's time the family member A340 long-used by some major carriers in the most distant areas. For example, A340-500 can perform non-stop flight between the capital of the UK, London and the south-western Australian city of Perito.

Serial production A340-500 was suspended in November 2011 year. Total for this period were released a little more than thirty machines of this type.


Airbus A340-500 Aircraft Specifications


  • First flight: February 11 2002 years.

  • Years of mass production: c 2002 2011 year on year

  • Length: 67,93 m.

  • Height: 17,28 m.

  • Empty weight: 170400 kg.

  • Wing area: 437,3 mXNUMX

  • Wingspan: 63,45 m.

  • Cruising speed: 885 km / h..

  • Maximum speed: 925 km / h..

  • Ceiling: 12600 m.

  • Flight range: 16700 km.

  • Length of takeoff: 3050 m.

  • path length: 2010 m.

  • Engines: 4 turbofan RR Trent-553

  • Crew: 2 people


Number of passenger seats: 313 seats in three classes or 375 seats in one class.


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