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A333/A343/A350 - Same Family?  
User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Question...

If an airline (CI) decides to purchase A350-8/9, as rumored to replace their A343s, would the A350 be considered in the same family as A333?

I know that from a pilot train's perspective, it must be pretty simple to be trained on both, but how about from MX point of view? I'd think it has to be very different.

So if CI really buys the A350, they'd still be adding a new fleet type to their fleet, would that be a correction assumption to make? Would this be an advantage for Airbus when trying to sell A350 to current A330/340 operators?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

As we know, other the past months, Airbus has gone from the A350, an improved A330, to the A350, an all-new ac.
See Airbus web page:
http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/a350/
They emphasis the cockpit communality which of course will bring training savings.
It is a thin line between derivative (oh!, an old design) and new design (oh!, a different ac from the existing fleet).


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4869 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1421 times:
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I suspect even with a new A380 like cockpit Airbus will get cross crew qualification.
As for maintenance there will obviously be a lot of new systems but it will still be a lot closer to an A330 than a 777! Certain manufacturers do things in a certain way and with certain suppliers, even if the actual parts numbers are very different with the A350, an A330 mechanic will probably have little trouble finding his way around an A350 and it will be certainly easier than a totally different plane from another manufacturer. Would a 737classic mechanic find it easier to fix a 737NG or a DC9!


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