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Airbus A340-300 (9H-TQY)
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Airbus A340-300 (9H-TQY)



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ken kemper
Love the Landing Gear Retracting.....

Super Pic
Jorgiane Kaminski
Jaffe LeTourneau
I flew these for Air Mauritius 26 years ago. What a gutless wonder. I remember being 10 miles off the end of the runway before having enough speed to have the flaps up and climbing at 1000fpm (or less) at gross weight until we could accelerate to 280-300kts at 10,000ft and finally get a reasonable climb rate. Doing a Cat3 approach was always fun because if you tried to go around most likely you would touchdown before you would have enough thrust to climb. Not my favorite airplane to fly, I later flew 747's and A330's and they were a lot better, not so close to the edge of disaster. I have no wonder why so many of these are grounded or cut up now. Yes, they were long range and you didn't have ETOPS to deal with but god help you if you lost an engine the performance just wasn't there, you needed all those little tiny engines all the time.
Interesting revelations Jaffe. So did the A340 have an APR facility so that, in the event of an engine failure at or after V1, it would be able to maintain at least a minimum climb gradient on the 3 remaining engines as required by certification?
Paul Holden
Thanks Jaffe, very interesting.
Tony Silverstrå
Love the cleanes, Only ONE colour
a mentor
looks naked and anemic IMO
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Jan-2023 A343Malpensa Int'l ()Beja Air Base () 10:29AM CET 11:49AM WET 2:19
19-Jan-2023 A343King Khalid Int'l ()Malpensa Int'l () 03:44AM +03 07:32AM CET 5:47
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