Published January 13, 2015
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
197 feet, 9 inches
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.