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A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed  
User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

I bet that this A340 isn't underpowered:

(Photo from www.rolls-royce.com)

What do people think. It sure looks quite good on an A343.

Roll on the A340-600 and A340-500.

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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

  At leat evewryone will not be able to say the A340 500 & 600 is underpowered  !

Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Damn, that looks AMAZING...what's the thrust ratio on the Trent 500? I bet the A340-500 and -600 will be ROCKETS!  

User currently offlineDnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

After crawling around under a A340 at Avalon years ago, it confirms my thoughts that ground clearance was issue if a larger engine were to be used.

Looks like they'll have to modify the landing gear too on future models.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months ago) and read 1236 times:

Looks great! Saw the SQ A345 picture on Airbus' site...WOW!

It's too bad they can throw those RR's on the A343!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months ago) and read 1236 times:

I can't wait to see the new A340s wearing those RR monsters...

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Like Dnalor I was also wondering about the ground clearence. I think the 340-500/600 will have new landing gears.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

I can't wait to fly on one of these new RR Trent powered A340-500/600s. They should have a re-engine program with the A340-200/300 models by replacing the underpowered CFM56s with RR Trent 500s.

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