Cactus1549
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Airbus Stops A340 Production

Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Last November, Airbus has announced that it is abandoning the production of the A340 due to insufficient orders (there has been no order for A340 in past 2 years).
It's a sad news but customers prefer to order B777 or A330 instead more fuel efficient.
Finally 379 A340 (200, 300, 500 or 600) have been orders.
 
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RE: Airbus Stops A340 Production

Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:11 pm

Yes it is sad to see such a beautiful a/c go away. The A340 was like a DC-8/A300 hybrid, it had the body of an A300, but it was powered by four engine like a DC-8. I looked to the A340, as a four enigne big sister to the A300, as the DC-8 was to the DC-9 series, and now it join the DC-8, A300 and DC-9 series, into yesteryear's file now.            
 
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RE: Airbus Stops A340 Production

Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:15 pm

Quoting cactus1549 (Thread starter):
Finally 379 A340 (200, 300, 500 or 600) have been orders.

Au contraire, monsieur, there were 377 orders - a total of 131 for the -500/600 and 246 for the -200/300 - because the last two were cancelled.
 
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RE: Airbus Stops A340 Production

Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:20 pm

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 2):
Au contraire, monsieur, there were 377 orders

How many frames were built? (since at least one was destroyed before delivery)

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