Re: A340 long distance reord

From: (Christopher Davis)
Organization: Electronic Frontier Foundation Tech Central
Date:         28 Jun 93 22:35:10 PDT
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DS> == sandee@Think.COM (Daan Sandee) writes:
TK> == Torsten Kerschat <>

[in regard to "how did Airbus get the A340 to fly nonstop from Paris to

 DS> - they used supplemental tanks

 TK> no they don't

According to Aviation Week (June 28, 1993, p33), they did, in fact, add
supplemental tanks.  "The A340-200, equipped with five additional fuel
tanks that increased total capacity by 28.5 tons, burned 125.4 metric tons
of fuel on this leg [Paris-Auckland] and had 14.6 tons remaining in the
tanks on landing, crewmembers said."

Coupled with the stripping of cabin furnishings mentioned earlier in this
thread, I can hardly call this flight anything more than a publicity stunt.
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