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Airbus A340 Designation  
User currently offlineA40-TY From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1910 times:


On an Airbus A340-300 (and A330-300) I have noticed that some aircraft are designated A340-313X, what does the 'X' stand for?? is it a higher gross weight version??

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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2027 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

The 340-300E is the only special (X version if you will) that I am aware of, and I do believe that it is simply an increased gross weight version. Though I have been known to be wrong from time to time.

Please correct me if what I said was in error,

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User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1896 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Yes, it's the -313E. The X designation was prior to the certification of the aircraft. It is a higher gross weight version of the -313. I presume the "E" is equivalent to Boeing's "ER" designation.

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