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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2791 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

What happened to them, why weren't they called the -400, why won't the -500 be called the -400, what airlines have them, where are they, are they still in production?????? Any other info.?


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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

I think Air Canada had orders for a couple, but cancelled them for whatever reason. I believe there is only a couple in the world.

User currently offlineChrisa330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

I believe that the A340-8000 is a A340-200 with longer range. Unfortnatly I can not find any info about this aircraft in the Airbus site.

User currently offlineBoeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 997 times:

It's believed that only two A340-8000s were ever built in addition to the prototype. These are being used by Royal Brunei Airlines, probably also by the Sultan of Brunei.

User currently offlineTimeForFlight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 985 times:

To my knowledge, the A340-8000 (or is it 800?) still hasnt rolled off the line yet. Richard Branson had taken orders for them (for Virgin Atlantic) when I last checked in on it and Virgin Atlantic was to be the first airline to fly them. In regards to the 747-500x and 600x, forget about them. Boeing came up with plans for them only after Airbus first introduced plans to the public for the A3xx (soon to be the worlds largest airliner). Boeing realized what type of effort needed to be put into these aircraft and just didnt follow through. It's sad to see such a marvel fall through the cracks, but it happens.
In regard to the A3xx, it is to be 2 complete floors and many airlines have unveiled extravagant plans for them including possibily even movie theaters...


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 987 times:

There is only one owned by the sultan of Brunie he actually gave it to his daughter! Some airline in Canada ordered some bu cancelled. Virgin ordered the 340-600 not the 340-8000. The reason for the 8000 is that is the aircrfas range!
Iain


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