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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4493 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
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Since Airbus is already developing the A332 MRTT for 2 air forces, how difficult would it be for them to make a civilian A332 freighter? I mean, putting in a stronger floor and a large cargo door can't exactly be that difficult when you figure how many conversions of passenger to cargo planes of many other aircraft types have been done by companies other than the manufacturer.

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User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

It's been on the cards for a while i believe, i've seen an Airbus produced image of it. It's just never been launched.

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

It was set and ready to go in 2001, but never achieved critical mass for launch after the downturn of the industry and the events of September that year.

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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Well, expect it any day now. You know how Airbus is, when Boeing launches something, they have an answer to it within weeks.  Nuts

User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Well, expect it any day now. You know how Airbus is, when Boeing launches something, they have an answer to it within weeks.

Despite telling everyone there's no market for Boeings latest product, and they're not worried, i might add.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

What exactly would you expect them to say?

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An A330-200F and a 777-200F are not even remotely in the same class. Its not much of an answer.

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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1540 times:



The rugged A300-600 is still very popular with airlines like DHL, FEDEX, DHL and Air Hong Kong.

It´s low price, double ld2 lowerdeck, and the fact lots can still be converted makes developing the A330F premature.

For longer ranges probably bigger converted 747 are preferred.

Also lots of good MD11 are available for conversion.

The 332 is selling like hot cakes so no need to fill production slots with empty hull 332 freighters.

When 350 comes on I can see older 330/340 conversions..



User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

The A300 can carry 2 LD3s side by side in its lower hold, as well as on the main deck.

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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1509 times:


just as a side question...which two Air forces are they developing the A332 tankers? I know one is the RAF, who is the other?
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Australia has ordered the A330MRTT.

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