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Airbus A340-542

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One of many aircraft bringing foreign dignitaries to the UK for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on 19th September 2022.
This A340 operated to London Stansted but due to limited space there it transferred to Birmingham for parking, departing to London Gatwick the following day
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Airbus A340-542

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18th September 2022
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Aircraft Data

The Airbus A340 is a 4 engined long range wide body airliner. The A340 family was developed alongside the A330, with much commonality between the types. They both also share the fly-by-wire electric cockpits and side controllers of the A320 line.

The -500 is an update of the earlier A340 versions, with a revised wing, new engines and improved cockpit, the -500 has the longest range of any airliner, but with a slightly shorter fuselage than the -600.

Summary data for Airbus A340 500
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
France200235322313 - 359


4 x Rolls Royce Trent 500 Series (53000 - 56000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses 56000lb thrust Trent 556s.


Dimensions for Airbus A340 500
Length222 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span208 ft. 2 in.
Height56 ft. 2 in.
Empty Weight385,400 lbs.
Max Weight804,700 lbs.


Performance of Airbus A340 500
Max Speed570 mph
Cruise Speed550 mph
Ceiling41,000 ft.
Normal Range8,500nm
Max Range9,000nm

Updated 1st June 2011

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