Liam Gathercole, Isaias V. Prestes, Simon, Skyop, Ampere|
Airbus A340-600 in Airbus colours
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://www.flightgear.org/forums/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.
- Multiple liveries
- Reflection shaders
- External equipment models
- Internal cabin sound effects
- Autostart feature
- Good lights system
- Wings Flex with turbulence/lift
- 3D Cockpit