WINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 70 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8314 times:
I've been trying to find some information regarding the new A340-600IGW, its specs and how it will compare to the B777-300. Does anyone have any news as to the first flight and entry into commercial service? Any news would be very appreciated, thanks.
Atmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 39 Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7353 times:
Quoting KL808 (Reply 8): I wouldn't believe this at all. These are the same people that said EK wasn't going to receive the last of 2 A340-500's. EK will take delivery of those jets. They need the extra capacity.
I thought they were going to lease them to Jet.
ConcordeBoy is a twin supremacist!! He supports quadicide!!
Seats: 365(3 class)
Max Range: 7,880 nm
Actually, the 773ER has more floor space than the A346 and should hold more in a typical 3 class configuration."I'm the king of Bongo baby, I'm the king of Bongo Bong" Manu Chau. End the Hipocrisy, free Fre
what is your guess about total capacity of the 773 with a 3x4x3 seat configuration (like the one used by EK and Thai)?
Also, how do those 2 planes compare regarding fuel consumption considering one is a twin engine and the other a 4holer?
DfwRevolution From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 6373 times:
>> what is your guess about total capacity of the 773 with a 3x4x3 seat configuration (like the one used by EK and Thai)?
Disregarding high-capacity configurations like those that EK uses, the 773ER in 9-abreast econ has more seats than the A346. Take a look at the percentage of economy seats Airbus uses when they say the A346 "seats 380."
The 773ER is simply a bigger airplane despire weighing less and burning less fuel
DfwRevolution From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 6206 times:
>> i guess it is just trying to match the 773ER..trying to compete
I'm fairly certain that the HGW was available before the full extent of the 773ER performance increases were revealed. Remember that in 2003 EK ordered both the 773ER and A346-HGW because the HGW offered a commanding range advantage. It wasn't until certification and EOS in 2004 that Boeing was advertising the 773ER as neck-in-neck with the HGW for range.
Heck, the first 773ERs that went to AF were manufactured before one of the performance increases and will require a modification package to take advantage of the update.
>> Well to get the increased payload won't they have to add structural reinforcement, hence adding more OEW? Or is this mostly for range?
Airbus is getting some of the performance increases by decreasing the weight of some components via new materials like CFRP skins. The HGW will also have added fuel capacity and uprated engines. Here is how the two A340 variants stack-up
Stat ======= A340-600 ======= A340-600HGW
MTOW (365 metric tons) (380)
Max Zero Fuel weight (242 metric tons) (251)
Maximum fuel capacity (51,379 gallons) (54,023)
OEW (177.8 metric tons) (181.9)
Range w/ max passengers (7,500 nautical miles) (7,900)
I have to love this one tidbit that Airbus threw in the stat bin-