But, I think it might be the safest jumbo-jet of its generation.... I don’t think there’s a single PAX fatality attributed to an A340 hull loss. Sure, it’s not widely used, but it’s less than the B777 or the MD-11 that are already very safe jets and still have more than 100 each.

When it was new, the A340 held two records; the longest range (A345) and longest cabin (A346), lost to the B772LR and the B748 later.

Did I tell any of you the A350 is bae?