Airbus A340 Family Rework


#85

What happen to American and delta airlines


#86

Please add AirBlue in list of liveries of A340-300


#87

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.

Credit : https://actu-aero.fr/tag/Joon/


#88

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.


#89

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


#90

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


#91

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


#92

The Turkish Airlines have 4 from this beatyfull livree


#93

Lufthansa really loved the A340 program


#94

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.


#95

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.


#96

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.


#97

Man just imagine the wing flex while flying this massive beauty in Infinite Flight!😍😍


#98

That would be AWESOME! Just flew in the A340 and realised how munch in need it is of a rework! It’s terrible to fly and i dont think i will be flying it any time soon! Until its reworked. Hopefully they could do it along with the A330 Rework as they both use the same cockpits.


#99

I just did the FAOR-KJFK route with SAA A340.
I really enjoy the aircraft but there is something missing admittedly. A rework of the A330/A340 family would really breathe new life into IF. Imagine the wingflex on short final as you flare for touchdown! #CantWait


#100

I do know what I said before, but since Delta does own a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic’s company, they could receive all of their aircraft if Virgin America declares bankruptcy. I would love to see a Delta A340-500/600!

EDIT: Yes I meant Virgin Atlantic hahah.


#101

Virgin America merged with Alaska Airlines, did you mean if Virgin Atlantic went bankrupt? Even if VS did go bankrupt I highly doubt Delta would operate their A340s, but their livery would look nice


#102

I’m sure they would. Delta holds the airline from potential bankruptcy and the only reason they are going to retire the Mad Dogs and already the 747’s was/we’re because they were very old. And I’m pretty sure that a lot of their planes aren’t as old (Being that of Virgin Atlantic…). But they may not, but they have a pretty good chance.


#103

I really would love to see the entire Airbus fleet reworked :D


#104

Yeah but maybe not the A320 family. Other than that, I hope that the others can be.