A340 Operators Spend On Interiors, Engines

By Sean Broderick
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
September 23, 2013

The Airbus A340's fate could be easily predicted by looking at the widebody fleet evolution of one airline that never operated the model.

No carrier in history has operated more Boeing 747s than the 112 flown by Japan Airlines (JAL) for more than four-plus decades. Yet as of June 30, the carrier's widebody fleet comprised 85 aircraft, and there was not a single four-engine jet, let alone a 747, in it.

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