Airbus A340-600

The A340-600 is a long-range passenger aircraft developed by the West European Airbus consortium. The aircraft belongs to the A330 / 340 family of long-range aircraft and is a further development of the A340-500 model. The A340-600 is the largest passenger aircraft of the A330 / 340 family. The aircraft is equipped with fuel tanks with a total capacity of 194880 liters, which allows transporting 380 people in a three-class configuration at a distance of 7500 nautical miles (13900 kilometers).

Visitors to the 44th International Aviation and Space Salon in Le Bourget 2001 watched with interest the flights of the new Airbus A340-600 consortium. He looked very attractive, easily gained height, boldly and confidently made sharp turns, without a deafening roar, he sat down. For a week or more of daily demonstration flights, the airliner became a favorite of the public. And this is a well-deserved reward.

What can be said about the new double-decker “Airbus”? The A340-600 has the largest length and dimension of all Airbus aircraft currently manufactured. Designed to carry 380 passengers at a range of 13,900 km. For the A340-600 a new version of the interior has been developed. The cabin is quite spacious. It designed new, more spacious compartments for hand luggage with easy access.

The liner is equipped with Trent-500 engines with a high bypass ratio. They are specially designed by Rolls-Royce to ensure consistently high fuel economy, so necessary for long-distance flights. By the way, the “five-hundredths” engines are distinguished by a new low-pressure turbine, improved blade characteristics.

The A340-600 first flew into the sky in April 2001.


  • Modification: A340-600
  • Wingspan, m: 63.45
  • The length of the aircraft, m: 75.30
  • The height of the aircraft, m: 17.30
  • Wing Area, m2: 439.40
  • Weight kg: empty curb aircraft 177000; maximum takeoff 365,000
  • Engine type: 4 turbofan engine Rolls-Royce Trent 556
  • Thrust, kg/f: 4 x 25401
  • Maximum speed, km / h: 968
  • Cruising speed, km / h: 937
  • Practical range, km: 13890
  • Crew: 2
  • Payload: 380 passengers in a three-class configuration or 55600 kg of cargo.
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