A340 officially ceases production

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A340 officially ceases production

Post by A321flyer » 18 Nov 2011, 23:53

As of Nov. 10, Airbus has announced that it has stopped production of the A340 altogether. See press release and article: http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/press ... ess-story/

Article: http://www.smartbrief.com/news/ata/stor ... mpaign=rss

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 18 Nov 2011, 23:58

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! sniff :( I love A343!!!! T_T

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Elmar » 19 Nov 2011, 09:10

Well the A340 has less range with less passengers compared to the B777, and in addition it carries two engines more, which ones want to be maintained and payed. So it was a decision of Airbus market analysts, to finish the production line. For us aviation enthusiasts it's a pity, this aircraft is a really elegant Airbus, the A330 also, so guys, this one still stays in production, till the A350 is coming. ;)

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by MichalVo » 19 Nov 2011, 15:36

A350 is ugly :p

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 19 Nov 2011, 16:47

A350 is an ugly dog.... -_-' i prefer 787 by way far

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by A321flyer » 19 Nov 2011, 19:52

Nixpilot wrote:A350 is an ugly dog.... -_-' i prefer 787 by way far
I prefer the A330 and the 787, how about that? (I just hope PA will consider the A330 next, its an elegant aircraft still in production ... :P )

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 19 Nov 2011, 19:54

If i were you I wouldn't have high hopes for that.

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by A321flyer » 19 Nov 2011, 20:44

Nixpilot wrote:If i were you I wouldn't have high hopes for that.
I have a small question (not part of this topic), if PA in the near future dont attempt the A330, which A330 would you use and why? (POSKY, Overland, or CLS)

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 19 Nov 2011, 21:13

I use Overland for A330 and A340

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Post by A321flyer » 20 Nov 2011, 02:46

Nixpilot wrote:I use Overland for A330 and A340
care to answer why or would you just like to leave it at that? :|

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by MichalVo » 21 Nov 2011, 17:14

Well, Curis merge for A340/330 is great (Wilco + Overland) so im also fine with that

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 21 Nov 2011, 21:15

I like overland model more than CLS.

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Post by A321flyer » 22 Nov 2011, 01:19

Nixpilot wrote:I like overland model more than CLS.
And the POSKY version? too old?

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 22 Nov 2011, 01:38

yes too old

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by iheart707 » 01 Dec 2011, 04:43

Seeing aircraft lines shut down is always painful. I was upset when the last 717 was delivered... :( Later Douglas!

Perhaps Airbus sees the A380 as the good substitute for the A340. After all, the A380 flies a little further than most of the A340's ( with the exception of the -500 I believe) and it seems to have a lot more room and capacity for people and cargo. If they wanted to keep the same number of pax, perhaps they could give the people in economy some much needed breathing room.... :D

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by iPetroSS » 07 Dec 2011, 18:03

Oh come on.....
Last single decked 4 engine airliner gone......... :o

Now what?

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by EB1515 » 07 Dec 2011, 19:43

Now Airbus produces the 777 in license...^^

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 07 Dec 2011, 19:47

need a good A340-300 model >.< with a good paintkit

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by A321flyer » 08 Dec 2011, 02:28

Nixpilot wrote:need a good A340-300 model >.< with a good paintkit
Come on man, A330-200 would be really appreciated.

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by esg » 08 Dec 2011, 02:33

Totes man

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 08 Dec 2011, 03:16

well A340-300 and A330-200 there both of us agree now :p

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by esg » 08 Dec 2011, 03:42

I wish PA would get off their butts

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Nixpilot » 08 Dec 2011, 03:44

I think no one is interested in doing A330/A340 anymore lolz.

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Re: A340 officially ceases production

Post by Alexis » 08 Dec 2011, 15:33

esg wrote:I wish PA would get off their butts
:lol:

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