Tombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1742 times:
The 4 Engines 4 Long-Haul is a recent slogan, the adevertising 'gurus' probably didn't have a clue that Virgin had operated twin-engined aircraft in the past.
I read that the 4 Engine... campaign had the endorsement/backing of Airbus, which struck me as being rather odd, given the existence of the A330 series, and the widely accepted fact that twin-engined jets are just as well-suited to long haul as four-engined jets. Also seemed to me as incredibly bizarre that Airbus might conceive that one series of their aircaft might not be up to performing the job it was sold to do!