What is the difference between 747 300 and 400?
The major differences are not externally obvious; glass cockpit, 2 man crew and improved engines. And the winglet free HD 744’s didn’t have wing tip HF antenna either, which was a distinguishing feature of the 747-100/200/300/SP.
Why did Airbus A340 fail?
Why it failed The upgrading of ETOPS for 180 minutes meant the A340 was competing against the behemoth that was the Boeing 777 for market share. Two engines cost less to run than four, so for many airlines, it was a no-brainer to switch out the quadjet for a more efficient twin.
How many seats does a 747-400 have?
Boeing 747-400/Number of seats
Why does A340 have 4 engines?
The A340 was designed at a time when ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) had not been developed. Some airlines preferred two engines which reduced operational costs, while others preferred four engines with increased reliability at an additional cost.
What’s the range of an Airbus A340 business jet?
Airbus produced a number of A340s as large private jets for VIP customers, often to replace aging Boeing 747s in this same role. In 2008, Airbus launched a dedicated corporate jetliner version of the A340-200: one key selling point of this aircraft was a range of up to 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km).
Which is better Airbus A350 or Boeing 747?
But the range is where the Airbus A350-1000 has the 747 beaten. The newer engines, winglets, and composite design allows the A350 to fly over 1,000 more nautical miles than 747. This is doubly impressive when you see that the A350 carries 100,000l less fuel than the 747.
Which is lighter Airbus A340 or Boeing 777?
The lighter A340-300 consumes 5% less fuel per trip with 300 passengers than the 312 passengers 777-200ER while the heavier A340-600 uses 12% more fuel than a 777-300ER. As an effort to support the A340’s resale value, Airbus has proposed reconfiguring the aircraft’s interior for a single class of 475 seats.
What are the different variants of the A340?
There are four variants of the A340. The A340-200 and A340-300 were launched in 1987 with introduction into service in March 1993 for the -200. The A340-500 and A340-600 were launched in 1997 with introduction into service in 2002. All variants were available in a corporate version.