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Airbus A340-300

An extra set of wheels

Two versions of the long-range Airbus A340 are in service with Lufthansa. The stretched A340-600 carries 306 passengers, its little sister, the A340-300, carries 221. It joined the fleet in the early 1990s and was the first four-engine, wide-bodied jet produced by Airbus. One innovation was the fourth set of undercarriage wheels in the middle of the fuselage. When fully loaded, the A340 is a great deal heavier than the similar, two-engine A330, which doesn‘t have a reinforced undercarriage.

Number in fleet*
18
Length
63.7 m
Wingspan
60.3 m
Height
16.9 m
Speed
875 kph
Max. cruising altitude
12,500 m
Max. takeoff weight
271,000 kg
Max. landing weight
190,000 kg
Range**
12,700 km
Cabin width
5.3 m
Business / Premium / Economy (max.)***
30/28/221

* September 2016; ** with max. number of bookings; *** Configuration may vary


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