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

Airbus A340-600 (Airbus A340-600). A photo. Video. Interior layout. Characteristics. Reviews.


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

Commercial development A340-600 1997 started in the year.

Airbus A340-600 photo

Airbus A340-600 photo


Compared to the main, basic model, the A340-300, the six hundredth version, in addition to an elongated 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 thrust kN. The aircraft also increased its cruising speed and fuel capacity. To cope with the increased weight, 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 A340-600 passenger cabin in a three-class configuration can accommodate 380 passengers, in a two-class cabin 419 people and in an economical configuration can accommodate up to 440 passenger seats. At maximum load, the aircraft is capable of covering a distance of up to 14 thousand kilometers. The A340-600 has a cargo capacity of almost double that of its American competitor  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: April 23, 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 mXNUMX
  • 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.
  • Path length: 2100 m.
  • Engines: 4 turbofan RR Trent-556 249 from a thrust of kN
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of passenger seats: seats in three classes 380 or 440 seats in economy class.


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