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April 6, 2011
Watch the complete production of an A340-600 -- from the arrival of aircraft parts to the painting process -- in this time-lapse video. The final assembly line for this long-range, wide-body aircraft is located in Toulouse, France.
First flight of the A340-600 was made on 23 April 2,001
The A340-600 is 12 metres (39 ft 4.4 in) longer than a basic -300, more than four metres longer than the Boeing 747-400 and 2.3 metres (7 ft 6.6 in) longer than the A380.
It held the record for being the world's longest commercial aircraft until February 2,010 with the first flight of the Boeing 747-8.
The A340-600 is powered by four 56,000 lbf (249.1 kN) thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 556 turbofans and uses the Honeywell 331-600 [A] APU.