This Airbus A340, principally created by Thomas Ruth of Germany, is one of the best free-for-use Flight Simulator X models available on the Internet. Certain textures are contributed by others, including, notably, Jon Murchison. The model is created with detail in mind, including very good wing views and cockpit features. This download includes a customized panel with nice details, as well as a TFT panel add-on by Thomas. The Air France (new colors) livery by Jon, along with the Aerolineas Argentinas livery, are favorite liveries available for this Airbus. Installation instructions are included in the download. The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined wide-body commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. It seats between 261 and 380 passengers and has a range between 6,700 and 9,000 NM. It is similar in design to the twin-engined A330. Initial A340 versions share the fuselage and wing of the A330 while later models are longer and have larger wings. The first published studies for the A340 were done in 1981. The A340 was launched in June 1987 as a long-range complement to the short-range A320 and the medium-range A300. Both the A330 and A340 are assembled on the same final assembly line at Toulouse-Blagnac, France. The four-engined A340 is able to fly long over-water routes. With the introduction of higher gross weight Boeing 777s such as the 777-200ER and specifically 777-300ER, sales of the A340 began to decline. Over the last few years the 777 has outsold the A340 by a wide margin. Air France (formally Societe Air France), based in Roissy-en-France, France, is one of the world's largest airlines. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Air France flies to 20 domestic destinations and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 150 international destinations in 83 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France). Aerolineas Argentinas is the largest domestic and international airline in Argentina and serves as Argentina's flag carrier. It accounts for around 83% of Argentina's domestic traffic and 52% of international flights from Ministro Pistarini International Airport, which is located in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Airlines are the only Latin American airlines that fly to Oceania.
Author: Thomas Ruth | Size: 15.3MB | Added: 2009-05-30 | Downloaded 13166 times