Airbus A340 Family Rework

Can’t forget the Aerolíneas Argentinas A340-200:

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lol, i was going just to add the same one. ARSA 340200 is missing

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in fact, that same plane ZPJ, is the one my dad done his last comercial flight Miami Buenos Aires, that is my profile pic

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Yeah- I love Aerolíneas- I took to Salta and Iguazú from Buenos Aires when we went a few years ago. Next year, we’re probably going to take Aerolíneas from Buenos Aires to JFK- can’t wait for that- I have always wanted to take Aerolíneas long haul.

Eurowings A340-300, anyone?

Photo Credit: Eurowings

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Can’t have an aircraft without a paint scheme:

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The SAS livery for the -300 suits it really well.

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I like to see the Sri lankas A340-300 on IF.

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What happen to American and delta airlines

Please add AirBlue in list of liveries of A340-300

Do not forget also this wonder of the new airline JOON (subsidiary of Air France) with their A340-300 which formerly belonged to Air France.
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Credit : https://actu-aero.fr/tag/Joon/

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It would be nice to see the A340-600 rework happen with the A330-300 since they both have the same cockpit, same type rating etc. In the unlikely event that we get another version of it, the A340-300 would be the one to choose in my opinion. It has the most operators (most liveries) and its the most built model.

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I had no idea the -300 was the most operated, I thought it was the -600. The -300 is a beauty to spot

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American and Delta don’t/haven’t operated the A340.

Livery list of the A340-300 (not every operator included, most of them still in service):

Aerolíneas Argentinas
Airbus
Air Belgium (new to IF)
Air France
Eurowings
Hi Fly (new to IF)
JOON (new to IF)
Lufthansa (largest operator; recommend adding the Star Alliance livery)
Philippine Airlines
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
South African Airways
Swiss International Air Lines
Tap Air Portugal
Turkish Airlines

Livery list of the A340-600 (not every operator included, most of them still in service):

Airbus
Etihad Airways
Iberia
Lufthansa (largest operator)
Mahan Air (new to IF)
Qatar Airways
South African Airways
Thai Airways
Virgin Atlantic

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The Turkish Airlines have 4 from this beatyfull livree

Lufthansa really loved the A340 program

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So I do. The A340 is an awesome plane, and it always surprises me how silent it is, given that it has 4 engines and was developed in the 1980s. Lufthansa’s A340-600 has probably the coolest feature, the lavatories are downstairs in a huge compartment in the cargo hold. Due to this fact the lavatories are really big and you have some space to move around, really nice for those 13-hour flights from Munich to Los Angeles for example.

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Im sure this would come with the A330 rework when we get it but this one is in far more need of a rework than the A330. At least you get to your destination with fuel. I’ve done flights on this thing packing in 2-3 hours extra fuel and still somehow I arrive on emergency fuel. The A330 fuel flow is an overestimate while the A340s is way underestimated. Example, would be that I packed 14hours of fuel (over 300,000lbs) for a 10 hours flight and landed with 2min left. The fuel flow at take off was 25-26,000lbs an hour. Comparable to a 747 yet somehow still not enough. In addition, the flight physics seem to come from a A340-200/300 rather than the -600 as is in IF. The best example of this is the climb rate. The A340-200/300 has a really shallow climb rate of around 2300fpm at most, while the A340-600 has a climb rate closer to 2800fpm. In IF to gain any speed you need to climb around 2000-2300fpm to slowly gain speed. I can say I wont be using this aircraft again until it is reworked.

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I know! Such a majestic aircraft ruined in IF by bad physics and flight model. I think we really need to focus on reworking current aircraft, not adding new ones.

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