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A340-300 V. A330-300  
User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 395 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Can someone tell me if the fuselage length and wing of the A340-300 and A330-300 are identical? I understand that the 340's four engines result in considerable fuel efficiency on long-hauls, but I am uncertain if there are any other physical differences between the two aircraft that result in better performance for their respective roles. I fly CX 340's on both long and short hauls and I know that there are times airlines use the 330 across the Atlantic. CX also uses the 330 on a fairly long flights from HKG to Australia. Does it pay to have two types of aircraft when they can perform similar duties?

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User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1008 times:

A330-300:
Wing span 60.30m (197ft 10in), length 63.69m (210ft 0in), height 16.83m (55ft 2in). Wing area 363.1m2 (3908.4sq ft).

A340-300:
Wing span 60.30m (197ft 0in), length 63.70m (209ft 0in), height 16.74m (54ft 11in). Wing area 363.1m2 (3908.4sq ft).



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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1007 times:

the only differences are:
A340 has larger fuel tanks, And extra center gear to support the extra fuel, 2 extra engines and a strengthend wing to support the 2 extra engines!!!
Fuse is the same.


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