FEDERICO From Belgium, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
I read this on this forum as well and looking at the Airbus website I can tell you that there is nothing on the A317.
I do remember reading about it before the A318 was final. There was the A317 and A316 I know one of them was a 100 seater and it was supposed to be 2x3 unlike the rest of the A320 family but I guess they decided to keep it in the family as the A318 we all know.
Jlb From Denmark, joined Nov 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1151 times:
The 316 and 317 were the designations for the ac's to be produced in China by Airbus and Chinese manufacturers in a joint venture. This whole project was scrapped some years ago. They were to be five abreast, low wing ac, looking much like the 320, but smaller and with a narrower body and less powerfull engines. Seating capacity about 80 to 120 pax.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
JustPlanes.com is reporting that Air Canada could be a launch customer for the A317. That seems strange. They're a large customer of Canada's Bombardier Canadair regional jet. I thought Bombardier was developing a larger capacity version of it. Seems like Air Canada would want to support its hometown (Montreal) and home country manufacturer. Hmmm....maybe we can end the endless Amercia (Boeing) vs. Europe (Airbus) debates and begin a Canada vs. Europe debate .