Airbus A340-600
Airbus A340-600 (Airbus A340-600)

Airbus A340-600 (Airbus A340-600). A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.


Airbus A340-600, is one of the modifications of the four-engine wide-body family of aircraft A340 intended for intercontinental passenger flights. A340-600 and is the longest aircraft of this family. Its length is 75,36 meters, which is eleven meters longer than the base model, A340-300, 63,69 whose length meter. The main purpose of this aircraft committed intercontinental transatlantic passenger flights with the aim of creating competitive US airliner Boeing 747.

Commercial development A340-600 1997 started in the year.

AirbusA340-600 photo

Airbus A340-600 photo


Compared with the basic, basic model, A340-300, six version in addition to elongated fuselage has a wider scope and greater wing area, as well as more powerful and efficient engines, the British company «Rolls-Royce Group plc» - Trent-556 with the thrust of 249 kN. Also on the plane was increased cruise speed and fuel capacity. To cope with the increased weight of the aircraft was more central, four-wheel landing gear.

Avionics, control instruments and navigation, FBWCS system (Fly-by-Wire), on A340-600 unified, that is, applied are the same as in all the airliners A340 and A330, allowing pilots to easily switch from one model aircraft of this family another.


Airbus A340-600 Salon

Airbus A340-600 Salon

The passenger compartment A340-in three-class configuration 600 380 accommodates passengers in two-class 419 people and economical configuration can accommodate up to 440 seats. At maximum load the aircraft is able to cover a distance of up to 14 thousand kilometers. Cargo aircraft A340-600, almost two times more than its US rival Boeing 747.

For the first time the plane took off in April 23 2001 years. Also in the same year the aircraft was first shown to the public at 44 International Air Show at Le Bourget.

After 1600 hours flight test program, 29 May 2002 years, the airliner has received a certificate of airworthiness. And in August, 2002 years, the international air show in Farnborough, the aircraft entered the British air carrier commercial operation "Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd", Which began to operate its long-haul routes between Britain, the United States, Australia and African countries.


Airbus A340-600 interior scheme

Airbus A340-600 interior scheme


Manufacturing airliner A340-600, like almost all the rest of the lineup A340 family stopped in 2011 year, with the beginning of work on the new aircraft Airbus A350. Only about 100-340 A600 aircraft was built.


Technical characteristics of the aircraft Airbus A340-600


  • First flight: April 23 2001 years.
  • Years of mass production: c 2001 2011, at the city
  • Length: 75,36 m.
  • Height: 17,30 m.
  • Empty weight: 177000 kg.
  • Wing area: 439,40 sq.m.
  • Wingspan: 63,45 m.
  • Cruising speed: 890 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 950 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 12650 m.
  • Maximum range: 14700 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 3100 m.
  • path length: 2100 m.
  • Engines: 4 turbofan RR Trent-556 249 from a thrust of kN
  • Crew: 2 person
  • Number of seats: seats in three classes 380 or 440 seats in economy class.


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