Aviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 39 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2431 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...?
I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
Ntspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2411 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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