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Airbus A340 Designation

Wed Feb 07, 2001 6:40 am


On an Airbus A340-300 (and A330-300) I have noticed that some aircraft are designated A340-313X, what does the 'X' stand for?? is it a higher gross weight version??
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RE: Airbus A340 Designation

Wed Feb 07, 2001 1:51 pm

The 340-300E is the only special (X version if you will) that I am aware of, and I do believe that it is simply an increased gross weight version. Though I have been known to be wrong from time to time.

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RE: Airbus A340 Designation

Mon Feb 12, 2001 12:19 am

Yes, it's the -313E. The X designation was prior to the certification of the aircraft. It is a higher gross weight version of the -313. I presume the "E" is equivalent to Boeing's "ER" designation.

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