IL76
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What Happened To The A340-200?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 11:29 pm

It didn't really catch on, eh? The A340-200. They stopped building it, right? Why? Because of the -500, which in fact is quite bigger?
 
Ndebele
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RE: What Happened To The A340-200?

Wed Aug 22, 2001 12:31 am

They didn't stop building the 340-200 - airlines just stopped ordering it! It's just the same with the 767-200: There is nothing the -300 can't do (well maybe some 100km range, but that's it). But whenever an airline decides to order the -200 model, Boeing and Airbus would build it. For example, CO recently bought 767-200, and I'm sure if any airline orders the 340-200, Airbus would be happy.
 
LOT767-300ER
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RE: What Happened To The A340-200?

Wed Aug 22, 2001 1:08 am

But you need to look at the 767-200s age dude much older than the A342
 
zauberfloete
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RE: What Happened To The A340-200?

Wed Aug 22, 2001 1:18 am

The A340-200 is still available as "A340-8000", the name reffering to the 8000nm of range.
It´s now a plane for ultra long range routes.
The A330-200 and the A340-313X are more versatile for the route network of most airlines, but there is a chance that some airlines will order the A340-200-8000.
Some VIP customers ordered that plane also.
 
Ndebele
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RE: What Happened To The A340-200?

Wed Aug 22, 2001 3:05 am

Afaik, the only A340-8000 (aka A340-200X) ever built is still stored at SXF:

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zauberfloete
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RE: What Happened To The A340-200?

Wed Aug 22, 2001 3:17 pm

I think you are right on that. The airlines are till today not very interested in the A340-8000.
Nevertheless its the only version the A340-200 is now available:
http://www1.airbus.com/products/A340-200_specif.asp
As you can see, that´s the a340-200-8000 (A340-213X).