Top News on A340

  • OPINION: Airbus delivers great wide hope; but what next?

    ​A year ago, Airbus’s widebody strategy looked ragged at best. At one end of its offering, the A330 was a two-decade-old programme with a depleting backlog (its thirsty A340 sibling having already been killed off). At the other, the A380 was struggling to expand its appeal beyond Emirates. In the middle, Toulouse’s great hope was the A350. But while the -900 variant was selling well, the smaller -800 looked doomed.

  • Other News for A340

  • ​Airbus begins A350 ramp-up towards 10 a month

    With the first A350 delivery milestone behind it, Airbus is steadily building production towards a rate of five...

  • Lufthansa to transition A340s to new ‘Jump’ platform

    Lufthansa will launch a new denser mainline platform dubbed ‘Jump’ internally with Airbus A340-300 aircraft by the...

  • PICTURES: Air France to extend cabin upgrade to A330s and A380s

    ​Air France will extend a cabin revamp to its long-haul Airbus A330s and A380s, as part of a €1 billion ($1.36 billion)...

  • News Listings for A340

  • SAA lists heavy impairment charges across its fleet

    News | 30 Jan 2015 15:11 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​South African Airways has recorded a significant impairment charge to its fleet in its 2013-14 financial results.
  • Avolon to acquire 787s from Virgin

    News | 30 Jan 2015 11:28 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Operating lessor Avolon has agreed a sale-and-leaseback deal covering four Boeing 787-9s with Virgin Atlantic, sources indicate.
  • Thai Airways puts up A330-300 for sale

    News | 27 Jan 2015 02:47 | Firdaus Hashim

    Thai Airways International has advertised an Airbus A330-300 aircraft for sale.
  • SAS evaluates A340 lease extensions

    News | 22 Jan 2015 17:19 | Michael Gubisch

    Scandinavian Airlines is refurbishing the cabins of three Airbus A340s and may extend leases on some of the aircraft, though A330s will form the backbone of the carrier's long-haul fleet.
  • Lufthansa seals labour deal for Eurowings pilots

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:19 | Michael Gubisch

    Lufthansa has reached a collective bargaining agreement with pilots at subsidiary Eurowings, for which expansion into European and long-haul low-cost operations is planned.
  • ​SR Technics wins cabin-revamp deal from SAS

    News | 20 Jan 2015 17:09 | Michael Gubisch

    Scandinavian Airlines has contracted Swiss maintenance provider SR Technics to refurbish the cabins of seven Airbus A330/A340 widebodies.