Extra wheels for the Airbus A340-300

Lufthansa operates two different versions of the long-haul Airbus A340 aircraft: the new, ultralong A340-600, which has room for 297 passengers, and its older, smaller brother, the Airbus A340-300, which can hold 283. The latter has been part of the Lufthansa fleet since the early 1990s and was the first fourengined, widebody jet that Airbus built. Fully loaded, it was so heavy that, as a design first, it was given a fourth landing gear unit beneath the center of the fuselage, since the two rear landing gears under the wings were not enough to carry the maximum capacity weight of the A340 when it came in to land.

Airbus A340-300
Length63.69 m
Wingspan60.30 m
Height16.99 m
Cruising Speed875 km/h
Max. altitude12,600 m
Max. takeoff weight271,000 kg
Max. landing weight190,000 kg
Range*11,800 km
Cabin width5.3 m
First/Business/Premium/Economy (max.)**-/30/28/225

* with max. number of bookings
** Configuration may vary