Questions tagged [airbus-a340]

A long-range four-engine widebody jetliner made by Airbus from 1991 until 2011.

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Why doesn't the A330/A340 have a stickshaker?

When an A330/40 is in alternate law1 and approaching a stall, it has a stall warning composed entirely of a cricket chirp and a voice saying "stall, stall". Most other aircraft, in contrast, have a ...
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Why is the A330/A340's angle-of-attack protection disabled in alternate law, even if the AoA vanes are operating normally?

Reading about Air France Flight 447, to quote Wikipedia (emphasis added): ... A second consequence of the reconfiguration into alternate law was that stall protection no longer operated. Whereas in ...
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Where exactly are the pitot tubes positioned on the A330/340?

While going through a document for analysis I came across a statement saying the positions 1 and 2 of the pitot probes are symmetrical on long-range Airbus aircraft but not on their single-aisle ...
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Were any composites used on the A340 series?

Were any composites used in the construction of the A340? If so, which ones?
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Why has the A340 not been fitted with only three engines?

The A340 was created because the airlines wanted an aircraft they could cross the atlantic ocean with (They couldn't with their twins because of ETOPS so far). So Airbus upgraded the A330 and added ...
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How is medical evacuation aircraft D-AIGZ “Robert Koch” protected against decompression?

In 2014, Lufthansa engineers converted a A340 into a medical evacuation aircraft specially equipped to carry contagious patients, e.g. with Ebola fever (D-AIGZ, "Robert Koch", msn 347). Source. The ...
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What does the Airbus A340 Primary Flight Display look like during startup?

I'm developing a simulator addon and I'd like to accurately show what the A340 Primary Flight Display (PFD) shows during its startup sequence. I'm looking for any images, photos, documents or movies ...
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What do the various A340 configurations (clean, 1, 1+F, etc.) mean?

Could anyone describe (or direct to usable documentation) me aircraft configurations? What does it mean clean configuration, configuration 1, 1+F, 2, etc... Is there any section in FCOM's describing ...
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Is it possible to reach an A340's fuselage from the ground?

There is this ATC recording where an A340 pilot requests to leave the aircraft and close the fuel panel on the bottom of the fuselage, while the aircraft is on a taxiway (the request is made at 2:50). ...