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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
Epic!
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.
CHRIS ROBEY
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
20-Jul-2024 A343John F Kennedy Intl ()Blaise Diagne () 02:06AM EDT 01:48PM GMT En Route
18-Jul-2024 A343Blaise Diagne ()John F Kennedy Intl () 06:40AM GMT 10:14AM EDT 7:34
18-Jul-2024 A343Mohammed V Int'l ()Near Diass 01:43AM +01 Last seen 03:40AM GMT 2:56
17-Jul-2024 A343Istanbul Airport ()Mohammed V Int'l () 08:39PM +03 11:05PM +01 4:26
17-Jul-2024 A343Mohammed V Int'l ()Istanbul Airport () 10:47AM +01 04:59PM +03 4:12
16-Jul-2024 A343Istanbul Airport ()Mohammed V Int'l () 07:17PM +03 09:44PM +01 4:26
16-Jul-2024 A343Mohammed V Int'l ()Istanbul Airport () 10:55AM +01 04:57PM +03 4:02
15-Jul-2024 A343Istanbul Airport ()Mohammed V Int'l () 06:56PM +03 09:21PM +01 4:24
15-Jul-2024 A343Mohammed V Int'l ()Istanbul Airport () 10:49AM +01 04:52PM +03 4:03
14-Jul-2024 A343Istanbul Airport ()Mohammed V Int'l () 07:42PM +03 10:17PM +01 4:35
14-Jul-2024 A343Mohammed V Int'l ()Istanbul Airport () 10:42AM +01 04:43PM +03 (?) 4:00
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