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User currently offlineAlkurtz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Why did Airbus designate their new jumbo A380? What happened to A350, A360 and A370?

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User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 842 times:

The 8 indicates the double deck.

Usage of 380 also gives them some room for any eventual further developments in the future of other aircraft.

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User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 806 times:

I have heard because 8 is a lucky number in Asia. It means success and riches.

User currently offlineFlying lsd From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 days ago) and read 801 times:

That's right for the first answer but also for asia!

User currently offlineDl727-200adv From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 803 times:

This is probably a stupid suggestion on my part but, perhaps Airbus wanted it to use a higher number than 7 because the highest model number used by their competition is B777 & A350 might have seemed to be less impressive to such aviation challenged people as certain members of the media? That certainly would be the type of thing that has been done often in the computer industry by certain competing manufacturers.

Just my $.02

User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 792 times:

350: not to far away from 340, they wanted to make a more significant difference.

360: Well, a three-sixty in aviation is something different.

370: seven is an unlucky number in asia

so.... 380

User currently offlineGaruda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 782 times:

Just a thought.....

If "7" is an unlucky number in Asia, then why a lot of Asian carriers operate Boeing jets?? Since all of their model names start (and end) with "7"....


User currently offlineBooyala From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 763 times:

All those other other numbers are assigned to other fantasy ideas....

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 753 times:

This have been discussed a few times the last months, try a search!


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