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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?
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RE: A340-300 V. A330-300

Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:31 pm

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

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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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.