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Rare visit of Lufthansa’s Airbus A340-600 to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) Mumbai.
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This flight (LH756) from Frankfurt (FRA) to Mumbai (BOM) is usually operated by Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-400 or Boeing 747-8i.
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But on 5th November, 2018 Lufthansa sent their Airbus A340-600, and luckily we were on the tarmac at the same time too.
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The flight was operated by 10 year old airframe, D-AIHZ. She was delivered to Lufthansa in May, 2009 and is named after the famous German City, Leipzig.
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D-AIHZ had “FC Bayern München” special livery from July 2017 to March 2018.
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She is powered by 4 Rolls Royce RR Trent 500 Engines, which produce 56,000 lbf of thrust each.
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Over the years, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Etihad and Qatar Airways operated their Airbus A340-600s to Mumbai. But now, only Lufthansa operates them to Mumbai, that too very rarely.
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Airbus A340-600 was designed to replace early-generation Boeing 747s, its capable of carrying 379 passengers in a three-class cabin layout 13,900 km (7,500 nmi).
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It provides similar passenger capacity to a 747 but with 25 percent more cargo volume, and at lower trip and seat costs.
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First flight of the A340-600 was made on 23 April 2001. Virgin Atlantic began commercial services in August 2002.
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The A340-600 is 12 m (39 ft 4.4 in) longer than an Airbus A340-300, more than 4 m (13 ft 1.5 in) longer than the Boeing 747-400 and 2.3 m (7 ft 6.6 in) longer than the Airbus A380, and has two emergency exit doors added over the wings.
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It held the record for the world’s longest commercial aircraft until the first flight of the Boeing 747-8 in February 2010.
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97 Airbus A340-600s were made by Airbus and as of April, 2019 ~40 are still active.
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The variant’s main competitor is the Boeing 777-300ER. Airbus has replaced its A340-600 by their brand new Airbus A350-1000.
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The Airbus A340-600 is a very unique aircraft. Its sheer length when seen from up-close truly blows your mind.
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I really hope they keep flying for few more years and keep visiting Mumbai Airport. 🙂

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