The A340-200 is the shortest-fuselage version of the A340 series, with an overall length of 59.3 metres (194 ft. 10 in.).

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The A340-500 has a maximum takeoff weight of 365 metric tonnes (804,700 lb.) and ultra-long range capabilities of up to 9,000 nm./16,600 km.

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The A340-600 is the longest Airbus airliner in operation, with an overall fuselage length of 75.3 metres (246 ft. 11 in.) and a range of 7,900 nm./14,640 km.

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The world’s first true double-deck jetliner, the A380 will have a maximum takeoff weight of 590 metric tonnes (1,300,000 lb.) and a range of 15,000 km/8,000 nm.

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Boeing team to develop post-737 jet

Only a couple weeks after rolling out the 5,000th 737, Boeing formally named an initial planning team to lead development of a replacement for the Renton-built jet. On Boeing's internal Web site Tuesday, the company announced that Mike Cave, vice president for airplane programs, will direct the work.

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