AIRBUS A-340-600

Aircraft
Name: 
A-340-600
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Wide
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
Low wing
Tail: 
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
D
Type Code: 
L4J
Aerodrome Reference Code: 
4E
RFF Category: 
9
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
Underwing mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-340-600
AIRBUS A-340-600 Prestige
AIRBUS Prestige (A-340-600)

A346

Long to ultra long range wide-body airliner. First flight in April 2001. First delivery to Virgin Atlantic in 2002. Stretched development of A340-500. Total of 116 aircraft ordered, 60 are in operation (August 2006).

Technical Data
Wing span: 
63.45 m
Length: 
75.36 m
Height: 
17.22 m
Powerplant: 

4 x R-R Trent 556 (249kN) turbofans.

Engine Model: 
Rolls-Royce Trent 500
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
145 kts
Distance: 
3140 m
MTOW: 
368000 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: 
800 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
480 kts
MACH: 
0.82
Ceiling: 
410
Range: 
7900 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): 
160 kts
Distance: 
2000 m
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