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Why A3XX Is Now A380?  
User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 36
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

KEESJE started a topic about a possible A350. This makes me wondering why the A3XX is called A380 and not A350 since it is the next new aircraft after the A340.
There must be a reason for this is it not? Anyone knows...?

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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

yes, 8 is a lucky number in asia. and since thats the key market its the a380-800 and not the a350-300/400

User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

A3XX was simply a working title until the A380 program got off the ground. I believe it wasn't called the A350 so that they had logical room to expand their line between the 340 and 380 in the future. And, as said above, 8 is considered lucky in Asia, so they thought that would help with sales.


[Edited 2003-12-06 14:44:05]

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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Plus the number 8 symbolizes the double-deck fuselage.

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

The Airbus site says that the number 8 looks like the 2 decks..



User currently offlineSenliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

er? i thought it means it can carries up to 800 passengers...

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