IloveBOI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3560 times:
I was reading an aviation book and it said that Airbus had cancelled the projects of A316s and A317s. My question is, what were those aircraft? Were they going to be small, or big? Anyone know more info. I would like to know more about these aircraft.
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3170 times:
I remember reading a Flight International article on this. The project was to have a 5 across layout in economy, but with similar flight deck and avionics systems.
One fo the reasons the project was cancelled was British touchiness over things like wing design being transferred to China. The same churlish behaviour by the British prevented/prevents cooperation between Airbus and Indian companies over other aviaton projects as well, like the Airbus A300 Freighter conversions done at Hindustan Aeronautics.