An Air France Airbus A340-300 (search) caught fire after skidding off the end of the runway at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Tuesday. Following are some fast facts about the Airbus A340:

Type: Long Range wide-bodied airliner

Manufacturer: Airbus Industrie

Crew: 2 pilots, various flight attendants

Passengers: 303

Wing Span:

197 feet, 9 inches

Power Plant:

4 CFM International - CFM56-5C4 Turbofans with 34,650 pounds of thrust.


Operating weight - empty: 272,758 pounds

Maximum take-off: 566,685 pounds

Maximum landing: 407,925 pounds


Maximum Speed: 568 mph

Long Range Cruise: 535 mph

Cruise ceiling 30,000 to 35,000 feet

Range: 7710 miles


The A340 entered service in March of 1993 with Air France and Lufthansa.

Sources: Modern Commercial Aircraft; International Dictionary of Civil Aircraft.