Airbus A340-600

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Airbus A340-600
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Airbus A340-600 in Airbus colours
Airbus A340-600 in Airbus colours
Type Airliner
Configuration Low wing aircraft, Monoplane aircraft, Retractable gear aircraft, Tricycle landing gear aircraft
Propulsion Quadjet (Jet aircraft, Four-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer Airbus
Author(s)
  • Liam Gathercole
  • Isaias V. Prestes
  • Simon
  • Skyop
  • Ampere
FDM YASim
--aircraft= A340-600
Status Development
Supports Dual control
Development
 Website The website for the Airbus A340-600 developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Airbus A340-600.
Download Download the Airbus A340-600 aircraft package for the current stable release (2017.3).
Liveries Browse the FlightGear livery database for the Airbus A340-600.
Forum The FlightGear forum thread for the Airbus A340-600.
License GPLv3+
This aircraft is NOT available under the GNU GPL 2, the primary license of the FlightGear project. This means that parts cannot be reused in the official FlightGear repositories.

The Airbus A340-600, made by Airbus Industries, is the longest civil airliner in world, until the Boeing 747-8i. It was was added to FlightGear by Liam Gathercole, starting in early November 2009.

You can follow it's progress and download the latest development version here: http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11894

Designed as an early generation 747 replacement, the A340-600 caries up to 380 passengers in a three-class cabin layout (or 419 in a 2-class layout), with a range of over 7,500 nautical miles (13,900 km). It provides similar passenger capacity to a 747 but with 25% more cargo volume, and at lower trip and seat costs. First flight of the A340-600 was made on 23 April 2001. Virgin Atlantic began commercial services in August 2002. The A340-600 is more than 10 m longer than a basic -300, making it the longest airliner currently in production; more than four metres longer than the Boeing 747-400 and 2.3m longer than the A380. The Airbus A340-600 will continue to hold the record for being the worlds longest commercial aircraft until the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is in service.

Development status/Issues/Todo

Key Features

  • Multiple liveries
  • Reflection shaders
  • External equipment models
  • Internal cabin sound effects
  • Autostart feature
  • Good lights system
  • Wings Flex with turbulence/lift
  • 3D Cockpit
  • Autopilot
  • Animations

To-do

  • Some cockpit development

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