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A340-600 Specific Questions  
User currently offlineBo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Won't this bird be too long to navigate smoothly at most airports? I might be wrong, but the Airbus website has no technical information whatsoever about the project.
Will it need a tailskid to prevent it from scraping like the 757-300? New landing gear?

Does anyone else agree/disagree that this will be one ugly aircraft and that this stretch is far too long? I certainly do. I think it is one ridiculous looking aircraft but one that will be dirt cheap to operate.

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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 877 times:

It will be the world's longest airplane (If you'd like I can get the specifics), and the biggest problem with it will be scrapes on rotations, especially on landing since it will have to land almost horizontally.

Personal opinion: It will be too long, it will have problems, and swinging it around in airports will indeed be a hassle.



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User currently offlineBo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Please! I'd love to see some specifics.

Thanks.

It will almost certainly have problems, but perhaps those spiffy Airbus computers can manuever the thing around like clockwork.


User currently offlineBo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 866 times:

How can this thing cut it as as a 777X competitor then?

User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 856 times:

I'm certain the Airbus website has dimensional information on the -500 and -600 (as well as the A3XX) along with all of the other (existing) Airbus aircraft.


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User currently offlineBo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Actually it doesn't....that's obviously why I brought the question to the forum. I had hoped someone would help me out but I guess I was wrong there too.


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3708 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 843 times:
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It can't be any uglier than all the DC-9 stretches.

User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 836 times:

From what I've heard, the A340NGs have better than average power to weight ratios to compensate for their extra length (something like the aircraft can lift off at reduced pitch angles, but with a higher speed).

But that's just word of mouth. Mind you, any increase in power for the A340 would be welcome :-)


User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 835 times:

He he guys, I got the specifics!

Dimensions

Length 245.3ft 74.77m
Wingspan 208.2ft 63.45m
Height 58.3ft 17.29m
Fuselage diameter 18.5ft 5.64m


Weights

MTOW1 804700lb 365t
MLW2 560000lb 254t
MZFW3 529133lb 240t
Max. fuel capacity 51680USg 195620l


1MTOW: Maximum takeoff weight
2MLW: Maximum landing weight
3MZFW: Maximum zero-fuel weight



Range

Range 7500nm 13900km


Passenger Accommodation and Payload

Typical 3-class
layout 380
Max. payload 146297lb 66.36t


Power Plant

4 x Rolls Royce Trent 556 56000 lb


Impressive figures, don't you agree?

The information is from the DaimlerChrysler Aerospace Airbus (DASA) website, which actually is exellent!

They have a detailed overview of the entire AIRBUS program, with all the specifics, nice photos and graphics (better than the AIRBUS website).
Definetively worth a visit!

Check it out at: http://www.dasa.de/dasa/index_e.htm(english version)

Regards,
the WorldTraveller



User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Maybe they can even give it fold-up wings like they were planningfor the 777


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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 819 times:

The specifics are now posted as a seperate thread for anyone who's interested but didn't stumble in here. Also, you're quite right, the Airbus website could use some adjusting, I was outraged when - even in the first quarter of 2000 - their A3XX Breifing still was in 3rd Quarter '99... I have the schematics of the -300 and -200, but not the newer ones, because they aren't there. BUT, I do have all available information on all Airbus jets including the A318, A340-500, -600, and A3XXs.


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