hkg_clk
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340-300E Mtow

Sun May 27, 2001 11:25 pm

I know the 343E is available in either 271 or 275 tonne MTOW. Which are the airlines that have the heavier versions and which are the ones that have the other?
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slawko
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RE: 340-300E Mtow

Mon May 28, 2001 2:32 am

Air Canada has both I think...
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hkg_clk
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RE: 340-300E Mtow

Mon May 28, 2001 6:30 am

How are they different? Does the 275t version have extra fuel tanks or extra engine thrust?
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RE: 340-300E Mtow

Mon May 28, 2001 4:53 pm

Off the top of my head SQ and CX are the only carriers with the 275,000kgs version that I know of, however I'm not 100% sure about CX.

LH, OS, VS and China Eastern fly the 271ton version (some also fly the 257ton version - 300).

I don't think there is any difference in terms of fuel capacity or engines - I know on the SQ343s, a 5% thrust bump is available for takeoff (for about 5mins). Basically you can carry more on the 275ton version before you start eating into fuel capacity.

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RE: 340-300E Mtow

Mon May 28, 2001 10:54 pm

I don't believe this is correct. The reason Airbus bumped up the MTOW from 271t to 275t was because Airbus wasn't able to meet its guaranteed range for SQ. As a result, they had to add additional fuel capacity and increase the MTOW.