Top News on A340

  • OPINION: Airbus delivers great wide hope; but what next?


    ​A year ago, Airbus’s widebody strategy looked ragged at best. At one end of its offering, the A330 was a two-decade-old programme with a depleting backlog (its thirsty A340 sibling having already been killed off). At the other, the A380 was struggling to expand its appeal beyond Emirates. In the middle, Toulouse’s great hope was the A350. But while the -900 variant was selling well, the smaller -800 looked doomed.


  • Other News for A340

  • AerCap removes Boeing 757s and 767s from Russia


    Operating lessor AerCap terminated leases on nine aircraft – six Boeing 757s and three 767s – on lease to Russian...


  • Air Madagascar to renew fleet with ATR 72-600s


    ​Air Madagascar has agreed to acquire two ATR 72-600s during the first half of this year as part of a modernisation...


  • A340's long haul opened this day in 2002


    ​History buffs, take a moment today to mark the first flight of Airbus’s A340-500, way back in 2002.


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  • ANALYSIS: The Airbus A330-200 aircraft report

    News | 27 Feb 2015 21:55 | Olivier Bonnassies

    The Airbus A330-200 was launched 20 years ago but its design plan dates back to the mid-1970s when the Toulouse-based manufacturer began development of the A300B9, a larger derivative of the A300.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-The-Airbus-A330-200-aircraft-report-409549/
  • Swiss plans first class suites on 777s

    News | 27 Feb 2015 17:50 | Edward Russell

    Swiss International Air Lines will install first class suites on its Boeing 777-300ERs, the first of the Lufthansa Group carriers to offer the premium product.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Swiss-plans-first-class-suites-on-777s-409574/
  • Iberia aims for higher capacity on A350

    News | 27 Feb 2015 16:06 | Michael Gubisch

    Iberia will configure its on-order Airbus A350s with a denser cabin layout than its existing A340 long-haul fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iberia-aims-for-higher-capacity-on-A350-409558/
  • ​ANALYSIS: IAI to start widebody TaxiBot certification in autumn

    News | 24 Feb 2015 15:05 | Michael Gubisch

    Israel Aerospace Industries and Lufthansa Technik's ground services unit LEOS have signed a tentative agreement to jointly conduct certification tests for an in-development widebody version of IAI's pilot-controlled tow tractor TaxiBot with a Boeing 747.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-IAI-to-start-widebody-TaxiBot-certification-in-autumn-409267/
  • SAA scrutinises on-board items to cut fuel-burn

    News | 24 Feb 2015 14:42 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​South African Airways has started a scheme to reduce weight on long-haul services by assessing the necessity of items on board.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SAA-scrutinises-on-board-items-to-cut-fuel-burn-409382/
  • AerCap removes Boeing 757s and 767s from Russia

    News | 23 Feb 2015 16:27 | Laura Mueller

    Operating lessor AerCap terminated leases on nine aircraft – six Boeing 757s and three 767s – on lease to Russian carriers in December.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AerCap-removes-Boeing-757s-and-767s-from-Russia-409338/