Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2094 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…
Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
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?
Private Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1956 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.
Hailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
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
DatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1915 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