2013

SJ8184 : Airbus A340 Taking Off at Manchester Airport

taken 11 years ago, near to Manchester Airport, Manchester, England

Airbus A340 Taking Off at Manchester Airport
Airbus A340 Taking Off at Manchester Airport
D-AIHZ, a Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 takes off from Manchester Airport. Seen from one of the viewing mounds at the Runway Visitor Park LinkExternal link .

The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engine wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner. It was manufactured in four variants with different fuselage lengths. First manufactured in 2002, the Airbus A340-600 is capable of carrying 379 passengers; it held the record for being the world's longest commercial aircraft until February 2010 when the Boeing 747-8 took that distinction with its first flight (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).
Manchester Airport :: SJ8285

Manchester Airport lies approximately 8 miles to the south west of Manchester city centre. It is the largest, and busiest, airport in the UK outside the London area. The airport comprises three terminals and a goods terminal and provides flights to over 200 destinations. It is the only British airport other than London Heathrow to operate two runways over 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in length.

The airport officially opened (as Ringway Airport) in 1938. During the war, it was called RAF Ringway and, between 1975 and 1986, Manchester International Airport. It is owned and managed by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which is a holding company owned by the ten metropolitan borough councils of Greater Manchester. The airport has good transport links and is served by the M56 motorway and by Manchester Airport railway station which provides extensive rail connections. The Metrolink tramway extension opened in November 2014, providing a tram link between the airport and the city centre.


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SJ8184, 251 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 7 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 November, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 819 842 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.3055N 2:16.3317W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 812 841
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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