Delivered to DLT as D-AHSF in 1984. To SATA Air Acores as CS-TAR in 1989 then to British Airways as G-HDBD in 1990. Returned to British Aerospace in 1992 and stored at Woodford and later Exeter. To Emerald Airways and reregistered as G-EMRD in 1996 then to Executive Aerospace as ZS-PLO in 1999.
In 2007 Emirates was operating their daily flight to New York via Hamburg with the A340-500. Here one can be seen just starting its take off run, while the one in the other direction can be seen at the terminal.