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Airbus Industries A330s..?  
User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Will Airbus Industries ever make the Airbus 330-500 and Airbus 330-600 making them in Extended Range(ER) & Longer Range(LR) version than the current ones...? ETOPS certified as well too..

Airbus 330-200

Airbus 330-300

We wants to see them roll-out same as A340-500 & A340-600..

Baec777  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1401 times:


They'd have to pull out all their advertising that flaunted pictures of the 4-engined A340 and retract their statements about saying Boeing's B777 was "unsafe" because of the 2 engine design over long-stretches, particularly, trans Pac.

What you'd basically have is a European B777 design.

What is the point??? Please explain...  Nuts

The Coachman

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User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

As some airlines (SIA, HLF..) were looking for an A306/A310 replacement, Airbus proposed the A330-500 which was basically a shrink model of the A330-200. This project didn't manage to get the attention of the airlines as it was too heavy and thus not economical enough to operate: The wing of the A330s is optimized for long-haul flights while airlines are looking for a short/medium-haul 200/250 passenger-airliner.
Another proposition from Airbus was to fit an A306's wing (slightly modified) on a shrinked A330-200's body. Although this project attracted some interest from some airlines, it was not enough to launch it.
Maybe Airbus is planning some other developments of the A330 and we'll see one day an A330-500 or an A330-600. Who knows...?


The sky has no limit...
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

The idea to add the wing of the A306 to the shriked fuselage of the A330 wasn't an airbus idea. Lufthansa brought that up since they want to replace their A310s (they will be gone soon) and their A300-600s with an up-to-date aircraft but Airbus didn't like that. And that then wouldn't be an A330 anymore but an A300NG...

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

I dont think it will ever happen either. The A340 is enough.

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineGoldenoras From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1363 times:

May be the 330-500 but the 330-600 I dont think so .


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