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Airbus A340-542

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30th August 2023
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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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