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Airbus A340-600

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Airbus A340-600
Airbus A340-600.png
Type Airliner
Author(s) Liam Gathercole, Isaias V. Prestes, Simon, Skyop, Ampere
FDM JSBSim
--aircraft= A340-600
Status Development
Supports Dual control
Download Download the Airbus A340-600 aircraft package for the current stable release (2018.3).
Liveries Browse the FlightGear livery database for the Airbus A340-600.
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.

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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