A346

AIRBUS A-340-600

Aircraft
Name
A-340-600
Manufacturer
Body
Wide
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
D
Type Code
L4J
Aerodrome Reference Code
4E
RFF Category
9
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-340-600
AIRBUS Prestige (A-340-600)
AIRBUS A-340-600 Prestige

A346

Long to ultra long range wide-body airliner. First flight in April 2001. First delivery to Virgin Atlantic in 2002. Stretched development of A340-500. Total of 116 aircraft ordered, 60 are in operation (August 2006).

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
63.45 m
Length (metric)
75.36 m
Height (metric)
17.22 m
Powerplant

4 x R-R Trent 556 (249kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
Rolls-Royce Trent 500
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
145 kts
Distance
3140 m
MTOW
368000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
175 kts
ROC
1500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1200
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.81
ROC
800 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
480 kts
MACH
0.82
Ceiling
410
Range
7900 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.81
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
2000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
210 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
160 kts
Distance
2000 m
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