Airbus halts A340 production
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Airbus halts A340 production

Airbus halts A340 production

Airbus has announced the sale of two A340 passenger jets to a UK services company, marking the final deliveries of its longest-range model but also one of its least profitable, Reuters has reported. The European plane maker has already halted production of the A340, which came out in 1993 just before changes in engine design and regulations allowed Boeing to develop its rival 777 with two engines instead of four, allowing airlines to fly many routes at a lower cost. Halting production of the A340 will benefit the smaller A330, as both models share the same type of wing, engineers have found a way to improve the A330's performance by redesigning the place reserved for the A340s two extra engines.

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