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Airbus Stops A340 Production  
User currently offlinecactus1549 From France, joined Jun 2010, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Last November, Airbus has announced that it is abandoning the production of the A340 due to insufficient orders (there has been no order for A340 in past 2 years).
It's a sad news but customers prefer to order B777 or A330 instead more fuel efficient.
Finally 379 A340 (200, 300, 500 or 600) have been orders.

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User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3572 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

Yes it is sad to see such a beautiful a/c go away. The A340 was like a DC-8/A300 hybrid, it had the body of an A300, but it was powered by four engine like a DC-8. I looked to the A340, as a four enigne big sister to the A300, as the DC-8 was to the DC-9 series, and now it join the DC-8, A300 and DC-9 series, into yesteryear's file now.            

User currently offlineRubberJungle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting cactus1549 (Thread starter):
Finally 379 A340 (200, 300, 500 or 600) have been orders.

Au contraire, monsieur, there were 377 orders - a total of 131 for the -500/600 and 246 for the -200/300 - because the last two were cancelled.


User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 2):
Au contraire, monsieur, there were 377 orders

How many frames were built? (since at least one was destroyed before delivery)


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