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Long haul aircrafts are machines that can cover distances of 5,000 kilometers without any stopover. To fly as economically as possible over long distances, the general rule is to use wide-body aircrafts with a large number of seats. Improved efficiency is also why long-range twin-engine are being increasingly used instead of four-engine aircrafts.
Our simulators offer both varieties - choose from six different aircraft types: Airbus A300/310, Airbus A330, Airbus 340, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-8, Boeing 757/767, Boeing 777 and Boeing MD-11.
The twin-engine Airbus A310 is a shortened, more advanced version of the Airbus A300 and was built from 1982 and 2007. Lufthansa, who was instrumental in the design of the A310, required the smallest possible wing surface and wing span to keep weight at a minimum. Therefore, the A310 was the first aircraft where the innovative transonic wing profile, also known as the "supercritical profile," was used. Along with the Boeing 757/767, the Airbus A310 was one of the first twin-engine commercial aircrafts which was approved for North Atlantic routes.
Fly the Airbus A310 full flight simulator in Frankfurt.
|Length||46,66 m||Max. take-off weight||150.000 kg|
|Height||15,80 m||Max. take-off thrust||2 x 262 kN|
|Wingspan||43,90 m||Max. range||8.500 km|
|Fuselage diameter||5,64 m||Max. landing weight||123.000 kg|
The Airbus A330 first lifted off in 1992. The twin-engine long haul aircraft offers standard seating for up to 300 passengers and has a range of over 10,000 kilometers. The A330 is the sister model of the A340, which has two more engines than the A330. While the four-engine A340, with its larger tanks, operates more frequently on full-fledged long distances, the A330 is increasingly common on medium haul routes. By March 2013, almost 1,000 A330s were delivered, most of which are still in operation.
|Length||63,70 m||Max. take-off weight||233.000 kg|
|Height||16,90 m||Max. take-off thrust||12.500 m|
|Wingspan||60,30 m||Max. range||10.000 km|
|Fuselage diameter||5,64 m||Max. landing weight||187.000 kg|
The Airbus A340 is the first long haul Airbus aircraft with four engines. Since its first flight in 1991, the A340 has experienced a number of successful developments and numerous configurations. After several fuselage extensions and with more powerful engines, the A340-600 was born, which until recently was the world's longest commercial aircraft. With standard seating it can transport up to 380 passengers. Its optimized fuselage diameter also means quick boarding and disembarking times via two passenger aisles.
|Length||75,30 m||Max. take-off weight||368.000 kg|
|Height||17,80 m||Max. Startschub||4 x 249 kN|
|Wingspan||63,45 m||Max. range||13.900 km|
|Fuselage diameter||5,64 m||Max. landing weight||259.000 kg|
The Airbus A350 is a twin engine long-haul airplane of the European airplane manufacturer Airbus.
It is the airplane with the highest portion in coal fiber group materials in body and wing structure. The maiden flight took place on 14th of June, 2013.
With the A350-900 Lufthansa receives a very modern new entry in her fleet. The airplane offers place to 293 passengers.
It is the worldwide most modern and most ecological long-haul aircraft with 25 percent less kerosene consumption and it is substantially quieter during take off than comparable airplane types.
Fly the Airbus A350 exclusively in Munich.
|Length||66,8 m||Max. take-off weight||268.000 kg|
|Height||17,1 m||Max. take-off thrust||2 x 375 kN|
|Wingspan||64,8 m||Max. range||12.200 km|
|Fuselage diameter||5,96 m||Max. landing weight||207.000 kg|
The Boeing 747’s first flight was in 1969 and since then it has been one of the most well-known and widely used aircrafts. Since its development, it was by far the largest passenger aircraft in the world and led to the introduction of the term "jumbo jet". Even today, the silhouette of the imposing 747 is unique, but their high elevated cockpit is only designed for two pilots. The responsibilities of the flight engineer have subsequently been taken over by the captain, co-pilot and the automated systems. The name has also changed from B747 to B747-400.
For flights lasting over 9 hours of scheduled flying time, the jumbo jet was flown by three alternating pilots, the captain, the senior first officer and the co-pilot.
Fly the Boeing 747 full flight simulator exclusively in Frankfurt.
|Length||70,60 m||Max. take-off weight||396.890 kg|
|Height||19,40 m||Max. Startschub||4 x 276,2 kN|
|Wingspan||64,40 m||Max. range||13.450 km|
|Fuselage diameter||6,1 m x 7,85 m||Max. landing weight||295.740 kg|
The latest addition to the Boeing 747 family is the imposing 747-800, the longest passenger aircraft in the world measuring over 76 meters in length. The first delivery was made in May 2012 to Lufthansa, the launching customer, who have ordered a total of 15 Boeing 747-800s with its distinct scalloped engines. The 747-800 has state-of-the-art wings and the most-powerful, yet fuel-efficient engines. The interior of the cabin has been completely renovated based on the latest research and knowledge.
Of the 747-800s, there is a passenger (747-800I-Intercontinental) and a cargo (747-800F Freighter) variety.
Fly the Boeing 747-800 full flight simulator exclusively in Frankfurt.
|Length||76,25 m||Max. take-off weight||448.000 kg|
|Height||19,40 m||Max. Startschub||4 x 296 kN|
|Wingspan||68,45 m||Max. range||14.800 km (800l) 8.130 km (800F)|
|Fuselage diameter||6,1 m x 7,85 m||Max. landing weight||343.000 kg|
The Boeing 767 is the first twin-engine long haul aircraft from U.S. manufacturer Boeing and took its maiden flight in 1981. It shares many of the same components with the similarly advanced Boeing 757, so pilots can fly both aircrafts without limitations with appropriate certification. Both Boeings have the advantage of being low on fuel consumption and high on travel comfort compared to similarly classed aircrafts. Together, these two aircrafts have been very successful to date.
Fly the Boeing 767 full flight simulator in Frankfurt.
|Length||54,90 m||Max. take-off weight||186.880 kg|
|Height||15,80 m||Max. Startschub||2 x 276 kN|
|Wingspan||47,60 m||Max. range||11.306 km|
|Fuselage diameter||5,03 x 5,41 m||Max. landing weight||136.078 kg|
The Boeing 777, also known as the "Triple Seven" has been in operation since 1995 and is the largest twin-engine commercial aircraft in the world to this day. The 777 is the first Boeing which used the fly-by-wire control. It tricks the pilots in the cockpit with the typical Boeing "steering wheel"; however the control commands are actually digitally converted underneath the floor. The Boeing 777-200LR holds the record as an ultra long haul with nearly 17,500 kilometers.
|Length||73,90 m||Max. take-off weight||351.534 kg|
|Height||18,60 m||Max. Startschub||2 x 512 kN|
|Wingspan||64,80 m||Max. range||14.594 km|
|Fuselage diameter||6,20 m||Max. landing weight||251.000 kg|
The MD-11 is a three-engine wide-body long haul aircraft from U.S. aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas, which merged with Boeing in 1997. It was conceived as a successor for the legendary DC-10. From a pilot's point of view, the MD-11 is a very demanding machine to fly. Not only are the landing and take off speeds unusually fast, also the entire flight performance requires highly skilled pilots.
Fly the MD-11 full flight simulator in Frankfurt.
|Length||61,60 m||Max. take-off weight||285.990 kg|
|Height||17,60 m||Max. Startschub||3 x 273,6 kN|
|Wingspan||51,97 m||Max. range||7.242 km|
|Fuselage diameter||6,02 m||Max. landing weight||213.869 kg|
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