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The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:06 am

Today I was at Airbus' website, and for the first time I actually looked INDEPTH at the new A340-500/600.

It is absolutely beautiful. Those engines certainly look a lot like the 747 engines.

From the back at an angle, the A340-500/600 looks like a 747 but with one deck.

Absolutely a beautiful aircraft.

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Finally the A340 sees some nice big engines

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Although I prefer the A340-500. I think the A340-600 is just too long, but maybe I'll get used to it over time.

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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:13 am

I disagree....
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:16 am

I respect your opinion NWA....but the least you can do is explain the reason why.........
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:39 am

I love the A340s. But the 600 just seems to be a little too long.
 
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:56 am

I didn't think that the 345 had been rolled out yet so how can you compare the 2. I havn't seen the 600 yet but it does look a little long in those photos. Those engines do look alot better than say the 343.  Smile
 
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:04 pm

I personally think that the A346 is one of the most beautiful airliners that have ever flown.

It's so elegant and graceful!!!
It seems to be more a bird than an airplane.

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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:11 pm

I also think it's a beautiful airliner. Very graceful and slick.

I remember when the first prototype was photographed (admittedly in rather unfetching bare factory green and silver), someone at Airliners.net (in a pro Seattle hissy fit) said the A340-600 was so ugly he'd be embarrassed to be seen getting off one. Blimey.
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:11 pm

Hopefully in a few years we will see the 340-600 wearing Northwest colors and carrying 4 PW engines
 
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:17 pm

I really like the A330's and A340s when it comes to looks. My all time favourite is the 330-200. The new A340-600 looks so unnaturally long, like the airframe's been stretched to its limit or somthin'... .anyway the 500 is still nice  Big thumbs up.....By the way... anyone know when Air Canada's taking delivery of the first 340-500/600?
 
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:31 pm

I sure hope so too Oscar2 to see NWA A340-500s or 600s with P&W 4000 series engines! These would be a perfect replacement for NWA's 747-200 Classics and they will have the same cockpit commonality with NWA's A330-300s.
 
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:37 pm

The first thing that hit my mind was "UPS DC-8 Super 70s with winglets." And a European nose. It's OK.
 
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:51 pm

The 346 looks good, but perhaps just a little long. Maybe the 500 will look even better!
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RE: The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!

Sat Nov 03, 2001 1:39 pm

Yeah, the back of the A346 is over streached unlike the B773. I think the A346 is out of porportion.

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