A342

AIRBUS A-340-200

Aircraft
Name
A-340-200
Manufacturer
Body
Wide
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code
L4J
Aerodrome Reference Code
4E
RFF Category
8
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-340-200
AIRBUS A-340-200 Prestige
AIRBUS Prestige (A-340-200)

A342

Long to ultra long range wide-body airliner. Initially known as A-340-8000 with additional tanks and underfloor passenger sleepers for ultra long range. Programme was launched in 1987 as a combined programme with the A330, differing mainly in number of engines and in engine related systems. The A340 had its first flight on the 25th of October 1991 and entered service with Lufthansa in January 1993. Total of 247 aircraft ordered (series 200 and 300) - 236 in operation (August 2006).

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
60.30 m
Length (metric)
59.40 m
Height (metric)
16.80 m
Powerplant

4 x CFM56-5C4 (141kN) or
4 x CFM 56-5C3 (147kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
CFM International CFM56
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
145 kts
Distance
2765 m
MTOW
275000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
175 kts
ROC
1500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1200
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.81
ROC
700 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
490 kts
MACH
0.82
Ceiling
410
Range
6700 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.81
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
2000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
210 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
150 kts
Distance
1765 m

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