Aviation Photo #0997220 Airbus A340-642 - Cathay Pacific Airways

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    Norbert Genci
    Cathay Pacific Airways
    Airbus A340-642
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus
    453
    B-HQB
    Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot)
    New South Wales
    Australia
    January 21, 2006
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Clarity and positioning to capture a taxiing Airbus. It certainly captures the wingspan of the aircraft. It brings to mind the "How does it get off the ground?" sort of question.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic shot mate, nice plane, stunning quality and a lovely airport with the river.

C.F.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The wingspan is so large it almost looks downright silly! its like 100 yards wide!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love those trent 895 engines, they are so much better than the hair dryers or the 200/300 versions
Anonymous
11 years ago
The wing-span captured in the photo is beyond awesome.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great capture of the wingspan!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely beautiful! Look at those engines and wingspan
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic, does that plane or any a340 really need four engines?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic view!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliant
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now that you've seen the wingspan, imagine the body ... :] Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks like it´s tellin you: "What are you lookin´ at?" Sooooo angry. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It needs the four engines for its speed and range, with two it is an a330 because the 30 and 40 are built on almost the same fuselage. they are both long range wide body but this 40 has much better range... GREAT STUFF NORBERT!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yes the plain need 4 of these engines. the 777er has two 500kN engines. i think these engines are between 250kN and 300kN.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great background setting for this gorgeous aircraft. Vive la A340!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That really is a very impressive photograph. Your timing is certainly spot on to give us perspective down the fuselage along with some light touching the inside of those fantastic looking engines! Lovely shot mate!
SN
Anonymous
11 years ago
Those are not Trent 895s but are Trent 500s. And yes, the aircraft really does need 4 engines, to achieve the necessary safe flight performance. The engineers didn't just add them for the fun of it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like it´s tellin you: "What are you lookin´ at?" ;) Impressive A340 in Cathay colors. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW, terrific shot taken there. Now if the wingspan of the A340 is this wide, then what would be the wingspan of the A380?? The A380 would be a titanic of the skies.

Now all we need is an exact picture like this of the A380. Good picture. Very clear on a clear bright sunny day
Anonymous
10 years ago
Definitely impressive.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really Clear Details.
Neat.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible shot, huge wingspan. But i dont like the thick blue line on the nose of the plane, it makes it look like it hsa got a moustache!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo clearly explains why Airbus A340-600 is my favorite plane!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The reason it has four engines are;
1. To avoid ETOPS hassles.
2. Because higher thrust engines ala 777-300ER weren't available for the 346 at the time it was built, if it were to go with two engines, there wouldn't have been enough thrust for its weight.

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