What happen to American and delta airlines
Please add AirBlue in list of liveries of A340-300
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/
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.
I had no idea the -300 was the most operated, I thought it was the -600. The -300 is a beauty to spot
American and Delta don’t/haven’t operated the A340.
Livery list of the A340-300 (not every operator included, most of them still in service):
Air Belgium (new to IF)
Hi Fly (new to IF)
JOON (new to IF)
Lufthansa (largest operator; recommend adding the Star Alliance livery)
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
South African Airways
Swiss International Air Lines
Tap Air Portugal
Livery list of the A340-600 (not every operator included, most of them still in service):
Lufthansa (largest operator)
Mahan Air (new to IF)
South African Airways
The Turkish Airlines have 4 from this beatyfull livree
Lufthansa really loved the A340 program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
I really would love to see the entire Airbus fleet reworked :D
Yeah but maybe not the A320 family. Other than that, I hope that the others can be.