It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art.
This week during a cold morning is a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 taxing around its home base at London Heathrow Airport as it prepares for its next journey somewhere across the world.
Virgin Atlantic operate a fleet of 13 of these super-long quad-jet aircraft, which operate across the network the airline operates.
The A340-600 was introduced to replace early Boeing 747s – and is longer than a Boeing 747-400 or an Airbus A380, coming it at 75.3 meters (or 247 ft 1 inch for those who work in old money still). Only the Boeing 747-8i is longer.
Sadly the use of these planes is declining – namely due to the plane having four engines, costing money in terms of fuel and maintenance costs.
For now, the full 13 continue to operate in the Virgin Atlantic long haul fleet.
More Airplane art next week!
Welcome to Economy Class and Beyond – Your no-nonsense guide to network news, honest reviews, with in-depth coverage, unique research as well as the humour and madness as I only know how to deliver.
Follow me on Twitter at @EconomyBeyond for the latest updates!