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Airbus A-340 Scrapbook

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Royal Jordanian A-340-200

With Photos from the collections of Shawn Byers, Scott Jankowski and Ken Kula

The Airbus A-340 is a long-ranged jetliner used exclusively for passenger service. Four main versions were manufactured between 1993 and 2011.

Saudi Royal Flight A-340-200

The first flight of an A-340-200 variant occurred on October 21, 1991. The type entered service in March, 1993 with Lufthansa.

Aerolineas Argentinas A-340-300

Just a few months later, the first A-340-300, a stretched version of the original -200, was delivered to Air France. This airframe was also the 1,000th airframe produced by Airbus too.

Virgin Atlantic A-340-600

Although a larger A-340-400 series was never produced, the longest A-340 airliner, the -600 series, was launched in late 1997...

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Airbus Celebrates Their 50th Year in Business; Delivers Their 12,000th Aircraft

By: Category: Air FreightersAirbusAirlinersBusiness AviationMilitarySpecial Event

A-340-642

At the big Paris Air Show of 1969, a collaboration between two countries with rich aviation histories signaled the beginning of what is known today as the Airbus company. Fifty years later, in 2019, Airbus has delivered their 12,000th aircraft. Starting with one model of jetliner, the company has developed a full family of civil and military aircraft. Through the company’s aircraft design, development and production, plus a series of mergers, partnerships and company acquisitions, Airbus is a global manufacturer and distributor of civil jetliners, military helicopters, military transports, civil helicopters and corporate jets.

Through the years, eleven basic airliner models to meet future markets have been researched and a family complimentary jets have been built...

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A Unique Partnership

By: Category: AirlinesSpecial EventSpecial paintTransports

In 2009 a unique partnership was formed between Milwaukee Wisconsin’s General Mitchell International Airport and Airbus headquartered in Toulouse France. This agreement has seen Airbus use Milwaukee as a base of operations to cold weather test quite a few of its newest aircraft. These have included A320-251N D-AVVB, A350-941 F-WWCF, A350-1041 F-WWXL A380-861 F-WWDD, A380-841 F-WWOW with the Rolls Royce Trent XWB-97 engine, and this month saw F-WTTE A330-941 NEO which first flew in December of 2017.

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