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A328? A339? What Do You Think?  
User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 998 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1575 times:

Wouldn`t it be cool if Airbus had used the naming- style for the A320 family on the A330 and A340 family as well. Like, the A330-200 would be called the A329, and the proposed A330-500 would then be an A328. The A340- 600 would be an A342, and the A340- 200 an A339. It would at least be different from the boeing- style with for example 767-200, -300, -400. Would it be too messy to keep control of ? I don`t know. Does anyone know why AI didn`t do this ? I think they should have done it that way ..
Just a thought…



Stick & Rudder
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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1523 times:

Not bad as idea. But there would be a problem with A321-100 and A321-200 as well as with A320-100 and A320-200, however.

BTW, I wonder, what you would suggest for the A3XX  

A3XX-1 (read "minus one") or
A3XW

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 998 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

A3XX?
how about A350 for the initial model, the 555 seat -100, and maybe later models would be 351 or perhaps a 1000 seater 352 ? I don`t know..but is the A3XX likely to be named A350-100? would it be too modest and conservative?



Stick & Rudder
User currently offlineHailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

make the a3xx the a347 and boeing will hate airbus industries forever (unless boeing have rights on the usage of 347)

User currently offlineDatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1441 times:


I haven't heard that there is such a country that provides trademark right on only digits.

But will Airbus really give up X? A character "X" is so meaningful.


User currently offlinePrivate Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Recently I sent an e-mail to Airbus suggesting them to rename the A3XX to A888. For the Western world, "A" stands for A-team; for the Oriental counterpart, the digit "8" sells well all the time. Airbus should grab this before Boeing runs out the 7-series.

User currently offlineHailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

datamanA340
ask porsche about copyrights on numbers:
in the 1960's the successor of the porsche356 was supposed to be called the 901; peugeot has a copyright on car models, three digits with a 0/zero in the middle - that's how the 911 came about


User currently offlineDatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

Thank you for that story.

Some other case; there are two '340's in the sky: Airbus 340 and Saab 340. Saab 340 is the earlier one and sold more. Well, I don't think that Boeing has '367' trademark registered in France of Germany 


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