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

Airbus A340-600 (Airbus A340-600). A photo. Video. The scheme of the cabin. Specifications. Reviews

The Airbus A340-600 is one of the modifications of the four-engine A340 family of wide-body airliners for intercontinental passenger flights. The A340-600 is also the longest aircraft of this family. Its length is 75,36 meters, which is eleven meters longer than the base model, A340-300, whose length is 63,69 meters. The main purpose of the aircraft is to make intercontinental transatlantic passenger flights in order to create competition for the American airliner. Boeing 747.

Commercial development A340-600 1997 started in the year.

Airbus A340-600 photo

Airbus A340-600 photo

Compared with the basic, basic model, А340-300, the six-hundredth version in addition to the extended fuselage has a larger span and a larger wing area, as well as more powerful and economical engines of the British company Rolls-Royce Group plc - Trent-556 with a 249 thrust kN. Also on the plane was increased cruising speed and fuel capacity. To cope with the increased weight of the aircraft received an additional 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 A340-600 in a three-class configuration accommodates 380 passengers, in a two-class 419 a person and in an economical configuration can accommodate up to 440 passenger seats. At maximum load, the aircraft is able to cover the distance to 14 thousands of kilometers. The cargo capacity of the A340-600 aircraft is almost twice as large as that of its American 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.

Airbus A340-600 aircraft specifications

  • First flight: 23 April 2001.
  • 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 flight range: 14700 km.
  • Length of takeoff: 3100 m.
  • Run length: 2100 m.
  • Engines: 4 turbofan RR Trent-556 249 from a thrust of kN
  • Crew: 2 person
  • Number of passenger seats: seats in three classes 380 or 440 seats in economy class.

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