JARDesign Releases JD340-500 Airliner

JARDesign has released their rendition of the Airbus A340-500. The JD340-500 Airliner is now finally available, adding another plane to the already significant fleet of JARDesign planes.

The exterior of the plane are created with highly detailed 3D modelling and high resolution textures. The plane contains animations, such as wingflex, a detailed landing gear animation and cargo and passenger doors. The latter ones can be controlled through the MCDU of the plane.

Inside the cockpit the plane features animated knobs, switches, levers, tables, windshield wipers and windshield sun visors. The cockpit is built with the same highly detailed 3D modelling and high-resolution textures. The plane contains a lot of custom-built systems. Common failures, FMGS features, performance calculation and payload settings are all included. A full list of modelled flight and system features can be found at the end of this post.

The JARDesign JD340-500 Airliner is available from the X-Plane.org store for $59.95. It’s also available on simMarket for 49.95 (minus taxes).


  • External, Cockpit and Cabin 3D model based on real aircraft data
  • Hi-Resolution External 4K PBR textures with normal maps
  • Advanced wingflex simulation with ultra-smooth animation
  • Highly detailed Landing Gear animation
  • Animated cargo and passengers doors controlled via MCDU
  • 3-class passenger cabin with automatic controlled 3D lights
  • Animated Switches, Knobs, Levers and Tables in the cockpit
  • Animated wipers and windshield sun visors in the cockpit
  • Custom plugin based Realistic cockpit and external 3D lights
  • Advanced custom real-feeling FCU knobs control system
  • Pilots seen in cockpit in external view mode
  • Hi-Resolution PFD, ND, EWD and SYS displays

Flight Model and FMGS:

  • Custom FMGS system with all main features required for normal flight
  • Common failures can be triggered
  • SID / STARS procedures based on NavData
  • Take off data – V1, V2, VR, DTo and THS/FLAPS calculated by helper on MCDU Perf page
  • Multi-function MCDU for full aircraft control, optimum flight level, fuel prediction, etc.
  • Multiple ECAM pages for review and selection
  • Ground Handling operation via MCDU or automatically by Ground Handling plugin (by JARDesign)
  • Easy-to-use PayLoad and fuel loading via MCDU menu
  • Embedded Flight Plan generator based on navdata cycle
  • Enter Flight Plan manually or read from SimBrief/PFPX text file
  • Aircraft systems with real aircraft logic and indications
  • Custom Fly-By-Wire system with Normal law and Flight Envelope Protections
  • Custom terrain radar
  • Custom DCDU Metar reading

System modelled

  • Air Conditioning, Pressurization, Ventilation, Auto Flight,Communications, Electrical, Equipment, Fire Protection, Flight Controls, Fuel,Hydraulic, Ice and Rain Protection, Indicating/Recording Systems, Landing Gear, Lights, Navigation, Oxygen, Pneumatic, Information System, APU, Doors , Power Plant

Other systems

  • Weather radar for default XP weather
  • Custom Hot-Start function
  • MCDU 2D pop-out widget
  • Sound volume control 2D widget
  • Lateral and Vertical Flightplan 2D widget
  • Realistic 3D sound based on real aircraft sound recording
  • CoPilot (by JARDesign) plugin compatible (not included)
  • Ground Handling (by JARDesign) plugin compatible for free (not included)
  • X-Life (by JARDesign) plugin compatible (not included)
  • Better PushBack plugin compatible (not included)
  • Integrated tablet using popular Avitab plug-in
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