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Topic: What Will Airbus Call Their Series After The 300?
Username: c5load
Posted 2010-07-18 13:06:58 and read 3040 times.

First question, will there be a A360 or A370? Once Airbus has gone through the A390 (if there is one to come), what number series will they start using?

Topic: RE: What Will Airbus Call Their Series After The 300?
Username: JBo
Posted 2010-07-18 13:31:34 and read 2970 times.

My vote is if they exhaust the 300 series for airliners, they will probably go for the 500 series since 400 is already in use and the 400-series could thus be reserved for future military developments.

Topic: RE: What Will Airbus Call Their Series After The 300?
Username: BD338
Posted 2010-07-18 20:20:22 and read 2644 times.

Well as I could see Airbus reusing the A32x for the next upgrade/replacement e.g A322, A323, A324 etc. and we still have the possibilities of A360, A370, A390 families it could be a long while before they have to think about it.

Why don't manufacturers just re-use the model number designations? e.g A320 would always be a NB aircraft, there could be 5 generations or more of A320 they don't necesarily all have to look the same. Car manufacturers do it all the time. e.g how many generations of the BMW 3 series, 5 series, 7 series etc. have there been? or the Toyota Corrola for that matter which must be up to 12 generations by now.

Topic: RE: What Will Airbus Call Their Series After The 300?
Username: AWACSooner
Posted 2010-07-18 20:24:52 and read 2637 times.

Wow...a new iteration to the eternal "What will Boeing do after 797?" thread.

Topic: RE: What Will Airbus Call Their Series After The 300?
Username: oldeuropean
Posted 2010-07-18 23:38:04 and read 2429 times.

Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 3):
Wow...a new iteration to the eternal "What will Boeing do after 797?" thread.

Yeah, and more interesting: what will Embraer do after E195?

Axel 


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