Difference Between A340-500 And -600s?

Fri Jan 28, 2000 3:55 pm

There's actually a couple of things I'd like to know. What's the difference between the A340-500 and the A340-600, the two newest A340 variants coming out?
And what happened to the A340-8000(yes,there are three zeroes!)?? Something tells me it's a dud!

RE: Difference Between A340-500 And -600s?

Fri Jan 28, 2000 4:01 pm

The only difference I know about the two is that the -600 is longer but you probably already knew that.

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RE: Difference Between A340-500 And -600s?

Fri Jan 28, 2000 4:07 pm

The main difference is the range and pax. The 500 has a longer range(300-325 pax) about 15000km and the 600 (375-400pax) about 13500-14000 km. The 500 will be the longest range aircraft flying when it enters service in 2001.

The A340-8000

Fri Jan 28, 2000 4:38 pm

Only two(??)were produced.One went to the Sultan Of Brunei.Actually Air Canada wanted to buy them but cancelled the order
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RE: The A340-8000

Fri Jan 28, 2000 11:23 pm

Tell me more about the A340-8000. This is the first I've heard of it. What was the range like? how many people? Why did AC cancel their order?

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