eg777er
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A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 8:31 am

I bet that this A340 isn't underpowered:



(Photo from www.rolls-royce.com)

What do people think. It sure looks quite good on an A343.

Roll on the A340-600 and A340-500.
 
teahan
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RE: A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 11:12 am

  At leat evewryone will not be able to say the A340 500 & 600 is underpowered  !

Jeremiah Teahan
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Ilyushin96M
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RE: A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 1:19 pm

Damn, that looks AMAZING...what's the thrust ratio on the Trent 500? I bet the A340-500 and -600 will be ROCKETS!  
 
dnalor
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RE: A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 1:20 pm

After crawling around under a A340 at Avalon years ago, it confirms my thoughts that ground clearance was issue if a larger engine were to be used.

Looks like they'll have to modify the landing gear too on future models.
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 4:07 pm

Looks great! Saw the SQ A345 picture on Airbus' site...WOW!

It's too bad they can throw those RR's on the A343!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
Udo
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RE: A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 4:14 pm

I can't wait to see the new A340s wearing those RR monsters...
Me & You & a Plane Named Blue...
 
ZRH
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RE: A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 6:05 pm

Like Dnalor I was also wondering about the ground clearence. I think the 340-500/600 will have new landing gears.
 
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RE: A340/Trent 500 Flying Testbed

Mon Jun 26, 2000 9:23 pm

I can't wait to fly on one of these new RR Trent powered A340-500/600s. They should have a re-engine program with the A340-200/300 models by replacing the underpowered CFM56s with RR Trent 500s.

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