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A330/340 Same Fuselage As A300/310  
User currently offlineKonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 524 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months ago) and read 2789 times:

I was wondering if the fuselage used for A330/340 is the same design as for the old A300/310 ?
As a matter, did A300 and A310 have the same fuselage and cabin width ?

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User currently offlineRB211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months ago) and read 2767 times:

It looks like they took a page from Boeing as they did with the 707, 727,737. The front ends all look the same!


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months ago) and read 2746 times:

The fuselage widths are the same, yes.

Airbus only has 2 fuse widths in production, soon to be three. Very efficient.

N


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Airbus considers the 8 abreast (economy) fuselage width ideal (passengers seem to like it too) and it allows for 2 LD3 cargo containers to be carried side by side in the belly of the plane (airlines like that a lot), so Airbus standardized on fuselage width introduced on its first airliner, the A300B; effecient and practical.

User currently offlineKonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

The 2-4-2 configuration is the absolute winner. This was a good call of Airbus to stick with it from the very beginning. As much as I love the 777s I don't particularly fancy the 3-3-3 nor the 2-5-2 arrangements.
Now allow me to be provocative. The Airbus lovers claim that the B737NG are nothing but a glorified 737-200 (new engines, new wings, new stuff). Could one turn the argument over saying that an A330 is nothing but an upgraded A300 from the 70s ?

(BTW sorry for the wrong thread title, I made a typing mistake - A300/321 instead of A300/310, it was corrected by the editor - appreciate it !)


User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Konrad,

It could be argued:

A300 to A330/A340: take old plane, stretch, new wings, new avionics, some other new systems/materials, and so on

737 to 737NG: take old plane, stretch, new wings, new avionics, some other new systems/materials, and so on

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Also, I thought that the 707/727/737 had different fuselage cross sections, even if cabin width were all the same.


User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

In other words...

The last 100% true new design of the last 10 years was the 777 (when in comes to Airbus x Boeing competition).. Airbus last all-new design was the A320.

Rgds

RS



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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

S.p.a.s.,
Airbus last all-new design was the A320

Sure, if you don't count the A380, which is well in progress...


User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Sure, if you don't count the A380, which is well in progress...

Yes, I meant planes already in operation..

RS



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