The A340 was a development of the earlier A300 & A310, sharing the fuselage cross section. The A340 was developed in parallel to its two engined sister, the A330. It was envisioned that the A330 would serve the medium range market and the A340 the longer range routes, especially those requiring long over water flights.
The first aircraft made its first flight on 21st October 1991 and entered service in March 1993. The aircraft competes with the Boeing 767, 777 and 747.
The A340 - 200 & -300 models are powered by four CFM 56-5C4 engines, the -500 is powered by the Rolls Royce Trent 553 turbofans, and the -600 by the Rolls Royce Trent 556.
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The -200 is the smallest version of the aircraft, being 59.4m long and being able to carry 420 passengers although the normal load is 261 passengers. over 12,400km.
The -200 proved to be heavy and unpopular with operators, with only 28 built.
The -300 is a longer version of the aircraft being 63.69m long and has a maximum passenger capacity of 440 passengers although the typical passenger configuration is 277 passengers over 13,500km.
When the -500 was introduced it was the longest range commercial airliner, first flying on 11th February 2002. The -500 can fly 313 passengers over 16,020km.
The fuselage is 67.93m long and is powered by the RR Trent engine.
The -600 was designed to replace older 747's as it carries a similar number of passengers but can carry 25% more hold freight.
The maximum seating capacity is 475 passengers although its normal configuration is 326 passengers over 14,400km.
The length of the aircraft is 75.36m.
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