Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Scale (2024) Special Forces

Airbus A340

Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner

France | 1993

"The Airbus A340 was first introduced with carrier Lufthansa in March of 1993."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Airbus A340-300 Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner.
4 x CFM International CFM56-5C2 turbofan engines delivering 31,200lb of thrust each OR 4 x CFM-5C3 turbofan engines delivering 32,500lb of thrust each OR 4 x CFM56-5C4 turbofan engines delivering 34,000lb of thrust each.
569 mph
915 kph | 494 kts
Max Speed
40,994 ft
12,495 m | 8 miles
Service Ceiling
13,307 miles
21,416 km | 11,564 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Airbus A340-300 Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner.
208.7 ft
63.60 m
O/A Length
197.8 ft
(60.30 m)
O/A Width
55.3 ft
(16.85 m)
O/A Height
287,042 lb
(130,200 kg)
Empty Weight
609,578 lb
(276,500 kg)
Notable series variants as part of the Airbus A340 family line.
A330 - Two Engine Variant on which the A340 is based on.
A340 - Base Production Series Model Designation; long range, light traffic specialization; two aisles.
A340-200 - Shortened Fuselage; long range model.
A340-300 - Lengthened Fuselage; short range model.
A340-500 - Increased Range to 15,745km.
A340-600 - Increased Range to 13,890km.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/20/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

The Airbus A340 series was already in design and development alongside the similar A330 series. In that respect, the two systems would go on to share a commonality in design and internal components with the major visual difference being number of engines (the A340 is fitted with four engines to the A330's two configuration). The A340 also differs in operational market, intended as a long-range, wide-body transport for light traffic markets.

Designed in 1987, the Airbus A340 was introduced in 1993 with carrier Lufthansa in 1993. Its internal layout used two aisles among its passenger seating arrangement. The original A340-200 series was a long-range model and featured a shortened fuselage. The A340-300 then appeared in 1996 and this model was marketed for short range operations with its stretched fuselage. Both were powered by 2 x CFM International CFM56-5C turbofan engines. Following the A340-300 were the A340-500 and A340-600 models, each with increasing operational ranges. Both became longer range solutions with uprated engines (Rolls-Royce Trent 500 turbofans) and stretched fuselages - the A340-600 holding the longest length of the entire A340 family of four.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.

To date (March 2014), total production of A340 airframes has reached 377 units. Production spanned from 1993 into 2011 and the product remains in active service.

September 2017 - September 26th marked the first-flight of a specially-modified A340 with new laminar-flow, drag-reducing wings. The aircraft was built under the Clean Sky BLADE project banner.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Airbus A340. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 377 Units

Contractor(s): Airbus - France
National flag of Algeria National flag of Argentina National flag of Austria National flag of Azerbaijan National flag of Bahrain National flag of Canada National flag of Chile National flag of China National flag of Colombia National flag of Egypt National flag of France National flag of Finland National flag of modern Germany National flag of Greece National flag of Iran National flag of Jordan National flag of Kuwait National flag of Libya National flag of Luxembourg National flag of Malaysia National flag of Namibia National flag of Nigeria National flag of Norway National flag of Pakistan National flag of the Philippines National flag of Portugal National flag of Qatar National flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National flag of South Africa National flag of Spain National flag of Sri Lanka National flag of Sweden National flag of Switzerland National flag of Taiwan National flag of Thailand National flag of Turkey National flag of Tunisia National flag of the United Arab Emirates National flag of the United Kingdom National flag of the United States

[ Algeria; Argentina; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Brunei; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Egypt; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Iran; Jordan; Kuwait; Libya; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Mauritius; Malaysia; Namibia; Nigeria; Norway; Pakistan; Philippines; Portugal; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States ]
1 / 1
Image of the Airbus A340
Official Airbus marketing image.

Going Further...
The Airbus A340 Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner appears in the following collections:
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks of the World U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols Breakdown U.S. 5-Star Generals List WWII Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.

©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)