A340 Family; Airbus A340-600

Airbus A340-600

Airbus A340-600

The A340-600 has a seating capacity of 475 passengers. It can accommodate 380 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. Its four Rolls-Royce Trent 556 engines can develop a thrust of 53,000lb to 56,000lb. Over 600 million passengers have flown well over 20 million flight hours and 2.5 million flight cycles with airlines flying A340 (family aircraft) for as long as 16 hours per day.

Name: Airbus A340-600
Manufacturer: European Union
Capacity: 475 passengers
Fuel: 1,94,880 L / 51,482 Gallons
Take off weight: 419 t (3,80,000kg)
Powerplant: 4 X Rolls-Royce Trent 556
Cruising speed: 543mph (881km/h)
Range: 7,900 naut. mile (14,600km)

Terminology
Take off weight: The maximum weight that a pilot is allowed to attempt to take off.
Powerplant: A part of the propeller unit, it varies according to the capacity, purpose and desired speed of the aircraft.
Fuel: Aviation fuels have anti-freezing and anti-explosion properties.
Cruising speed: The speed at which an aircraft travels after reaching the set altitude. Average speed of commercial aircraft is 400-500 nauts.
Range: This is the maximum distance an aircraft can cover between landing and take off on the basis of its fuel capacity.