TF-FIW From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 131 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
some time ago I read an article about the new airbus A330-500. It was said that Lufthansa could be an expected customer. But in a different information it was said that Lufthansa instead of it would first want to test operating Boeing 757-300 from it's airlinedoughter Condor. Does anyone knows some details about this topic ?
Heavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
Airbus created a number of A/C based on LH specs.
The A 310-200 and the A 340-200 were both largely made per LH specs, both proved to be not exactly what the market wanted. The bus company cannot really be blamed that they do not repeat past errors. An order from LH for some 10 or so custom made 250 seaters for domestic use does not really make economic sense, who else except SQ may order them anyway. Orders from SQ may have some prestige attached to them, however you never know if and when and why they change their mind.
Testing 757-300's as a means to potentially replace something LH originally specified just to put some pressure on Airbus is kind of, well, you know what I mean. The 330-500 Airbus came up with is likely based on realistic market requirements. A result arrived at with past unsuccessful requirements of some airlines such as ...
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein, 1879
Gyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1873 times:
The above picture is interesting because it was taken in Newark!!! I thought they were only going to test it on intra Europe routes... BTW this picture can also be seen under photo id, 123077 here at airliners.net, different photographer though....hmmmmm.