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Is It Me? Or Doesn't The A340-313X Look Nice?  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

I was just wondering, becasue looking throught SIA's Celestar photos on A.net. They don't look very attractive or appealing. Almost like a thin cylinder with wings.

What do you think?
Now to search for more pics.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

I think the A340 looks great in SQ c/s, but most aircraft does. The only thing that i don't like with the A343/A343 is that it seems like the design have gone back to that of the 707/DC8. But they look much better with the new big engines on the A345/A346.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

One thin I'll say about the A340-300...It looks like a pencil....and it is out of proportion....the engines look too small for the size of the airplane. The A340-500/-600 look better.


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

The A340-200/300 would look and perform better if it had higher thrust P&W 2000 and RR RB211 series engines like the Russian IL-96M instead of those small 34,000lb thrust CFM56 hairdryers. I am glad Airbus has the larger high thrust RR Trent 500 series on the new A340-500/600.

User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

it is a little thin but i agree it could of done with the RR RB211 engines

regards BDRules


User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

I think the 340-200 looks nicer

tg 747-300



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User currently offlineAF A380 From France, joined Dec 2000, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

HELLO

The A340 300 is very nice airliner but the the A330 300 is more beautiful.

For people who are wondering why the A340 has CFM engines and not RR RB211 or PW 2000, the CFM has a very lower fuel consummation than the others. It is environment friendly. That's why Airbus selected it even if it a little less powerful.

Lionel


User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

The A340-600 has just rolled out...

User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Well, AIrbus took, what was available at the time. IAE first promoted its Superfan for the A340, but later stopped that project. CFM then proposed a more powerful version of its CFM56 engine, and the rest is history.

I definitely love the A340-300, but can't wait to see the A340-600 in SR colors at ZRH  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Regards
Gerardo
http://fly.to/zrh



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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

The P&W 2000 and RR RB211 series engines have greater thrust ratings of 35,000 to 42,000lbs thrust than the CFM56. These engines would have provided the necessary takeoff power and cruising speed needed with a full load of passengers, cargo, & fuel.

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

I think the A340-313X looks beautiful... in Cathay Pacific colors.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

In order to be able to use the same wing for both
the A330 and A340, Airbus could not put the much heavier B757 engines. When they stretched the A340 and put a wing root insert, that's when Airbus was able to put the more powerful and heavier Trent 500 engine on the A340. The A343 is already not cost competitive against the B772ER. Even if Airbus could put the PW2000 or the RB211 on the A343, it would have made the A343 even less competitive. Power and speed are not the only factors that make the A343 uncompetitive.


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4791 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Until the A340-500 is rolled out, the A340-300 is THE best looking longhaul aircraft, in my humble opinion. It was the first new four-engined Western jetliner in 25 years and has great lines. It makes me think back to the sleek lines of the 707.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6225 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

The A340 is the best looking Long Haul airliner around . Its just beautifull and impressive . The A340 is my favorite plane along with the A330 . I particularly like the 300 variant of the A340 though.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Is GE/Snecma working on getting more than 34,000lbs thrust out the CFM56-5C4 engine for the A340-300 Enhanced model?

User currently offlineDatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 1619 times:

All of 340 look nice undoubtly Big grin

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Can't wait to see when they roll out an A340-500 in SIA colors.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Me To! However, unfortunately, Air Canada will be the first.  Sad Shame!


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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

totally share the opionion, that the a-340 is the most beautiful aircraft around, can´t wait to see the 346 finally flying!!!


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daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Wouldn't it be a shocker if BA announces they are purchasing the RR Trent powered A340-600 instead of the GE90 777-300ER?

User currently offlineSIA777 From Singapore, joined May 2000, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

To me i think the 340's a slender, sexy lookin' babe!
Simply gorgeous!


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Nothing against the 777, to me it looks like an overweight version of the 737.

User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Nothing against the A340, but to me it just looks like a fat version of the 707! (with the same engines too, ie the modified 707 w/cfm-56s) LOL  Wink/being sarcastic

Just joking, but the A340s really looks great from most angle, but I hate that bump in the belly when you're looking up at it. Why did they have to have that bump? Is it because of the gear's location? Or some other reasons?

Can't wait until BA gets 773ers! It's going to look great.

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineA330-243 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Is It Me? Or Doesn't The A340-313X Look Nice?

It's you!!! Only joking! Big grin

The A340 is a fine looking a/c. Maybe the CFM56 engines look a bit small with that large wingspan.

However you can't say same with the A340NG and the Trent 500s.


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User currently offlineMr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Personally, I do not like the looks of the A340! I would like it if it was shorter and wider, Only had two huge Jets, and the gear would look better without the third leg by the wing! Personally I think The 777 looks better! The A340 is a nice plane but it needs some remakes!

Regards,
Mr. 717


25 Post contains images Whistler_CYOW : The A340 is one of my favourite looking aircraft. IMHO the 777 looks too fat, reminds me of a guppy or A300 super transporter !
26 Pacific : Those puny CFM56's really make the A340-300 look real nice to me. I'd say Virgin Atlantic's colours go the best with the plane. Pacific
27 RayChuang : Actually, there are proposals to retrofit a CFM International engine based on the TECH56 research program to the A340-300. This means the engines will
28 Cba : The A340-300 looks great, but those large engines look too big for the 345. The 346 is too long and too skinny, like the 753. It's engines are too lar
29 Na : The A340-300 is one of the best-looking airliners of all time, although I must admit that the A340-600 looks a bit too far stretched. If someone criti
30 Joni : TEDSKI, You make it sound as if 343 didn't have necessary takeoff power to complete a full-range trip with a full load. This, as we know, is not true
31 LUFC : All new BA 777's are now powered by Trents. Just for your information.
32 TEDSKI : Thank you LUFC, I am fully aware that the last batch of 777-200ERs that BA ordered have the RR Trent 895 engine. JONI, I am glad that the A340-300 wil
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