hugo
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A340-300 V. A330-300

Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:16 pm

Can someone tell me if the fuselage length and wing of the A340-300 and A330-300 are identical? I understand that the 340's four engines result in considerable fuel efficiency on long-hauls, but I am uncertain if there are any other physical differences between the two aircraft that result in better performance for their respective roles. I fly CX 340's on both long and short hauls and I know that there are times airlines use the 330 across the Atlantic. CX also uses the 330 on a fairly long flights from HKG to Australia. Does it pay to have two types of aircraft when they can perform similar duties?
 
justplanesmart
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RE: A340-300 V. A330-300

Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:31 pm

A330-300:
Wing span 60.30m (197ft 10in), length 63.69m (210ft 0in), height 16.83m (55ft 2in). Wing area 363.1m2 (3908.4sq ft).

A340-300:
Wing span 60.30m (197ft 0in), length 63.70m (209ft 0in), height 16.74m (54ft 11in). Wing area 363.1m2 (3908.4sq ft).
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ILOVEA340
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RE: A340-300 V. A330-300

Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:32 pm

the only differences are:
A340 has larger fuel tanks, And extra center gear to support the extra fuel, 2 extra engines and a strengthend wing to support the 2 extra engines!!!
Fuse is the same.

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