Aircraft

Airbus A340

Airbus A340 | London Gatwick | Burgess Hill

The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity medium-to-long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner with some versions having a range of 17,000 kilometres (9,000 nautical miles or 10,360 statute miles), which is about the same distance as flying from Sydney to Berlin. It can accommodate between 345-440 passengers and dates back to the 1970’s as one of the derivatives of the A300 Airbus were already producing. It was developed at the same time as the A330 which shares many common airframe components however has four engines instead of two. They were both launched in June 1987 and were the first aircraft to be offered with three different engine options. The first flight took place on 25th October 1991 and the maiden flight was with Lufthansa on 15th March 1993. Today they are still the biggest operator of the Airbus A340. 

The A340 incorporates the fly by wire flight control system which was first rolled out on the A320 as well as the glass cockpit flight deck instrumentation system.  Due to the improved fuel efficiency and engine reliability Airbus stopped producing the A340 on the 10th of November 2011 and concentrated their efforts of the A330 and the new A350. A total of 377 were built between 1993 and 2012 when the last delivery was made.

London Gatwick (Crawley) - Full Motion Level D: Airbus A340

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