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A3XX-50 Is Back?  
User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

According to a report of an interview of Mr. Forgeard, AI is considering also building a shrink A3xx to compete directly with the 744. Interesting, no? Since A3xx-100 looks stocky (to give room for -200 I presume) the -50 might look very interesting. The regrettably short text is at


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11159 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

From what I heard, Airbus will first come out with the A3XX-50 and the A3XX-100. Then if sales are good, they'll develop the A3XX-200.

Kind regards,

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

The plan was to build the A3xx-100 and -100F first, then the rest of the family. Namely -50, -100R, -100S and the really big one, -200.

User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Joni is right. BTW, the A3XX was designed to be a family of aircrafts, not just the A3XX-100. Plans for the other variants already existed for a very long time.

the WorldTraveller

User currently offlineF4N From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1055 times:

To all: These remarks are interesting since part of the report by the analyst from Credit-Suisse/First Boston contained a comment in which Airbus had decided NOT to compete in the 400-480 seat market segment.



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