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: 
60.30 m
Length: 
59.40 m
Height: 
16.80 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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