On behalf of the JARDesign Group I’m please to offer you some exclusive screenshots of there WORK IN PROGRESS A340-500 Series. As you all know, JARDesign offers the A330 and the A320Neo and with all their knowledge, they’ve started a while ago with the development of the A340-500 Series. As far as it’s now, there will be no A340-600, so only the A340-500.
A bit of background information of the mid-sized A340 would be welcome, right?
According to Airbus “As a jetliner in the A340 product line, it joins the A340-200, A340-300 and A340-600 in fully benefitting from Airbus commonality. All four aircraft can be flown with the same type rating, while the cross-crew qualification concept means pilots can more rapidly qualify for another aircraft type within the Airbus fly-by-wire product line, leading to significant cost savings.”
Airbus continues “Capable of flying 9,000 nautical miles with a maximum passenger payload, the A340-500 is Airbus’ longest-range jetliner. This extended flight endurance allows the A340-500 to operate many of the world’s longest commercial air routes, including direct Singapore-New York flights with durations of more than 18 hours.”
Now back to the model JARDesign A340-500. It’s worth to check out the provided screenshots, offered to us by Evgeny, lead developer at JARDesign. As you can see yourself, an awesomely modelled 3D model as well as a great and accurate modelled virtual cockpit. But we have to wait a while. In case you want to know or to ask ….. no release date is announced but we can tell you that this model is almost compatible with SALS3 and Vulcan/Metal which will be implemented in X-Plane 11.50. and since there’s not yet an public beta available of X-Plane 11.50, we need to wait for this aircraft too.
For now, enjoy some of the exclusive A340-500 screenshots we’ve received from JARDesign.