TimeForFlight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1292 times:
To my knowledge, the A340-8000 (or is it 800?) still hasnt rolled off the line yet. Richard Branson had taken orders for them (for Virgin Atlantic) when I last checked in on it and Virgin Atlantic was to be the first airline to fly them. In regards to the 747-500x and 600x, forget about them. Boeing came up with plans for them only after Airbus first introduced plans to the public for the A3xx (soon to be the worlds largest airliner). Boeing realized what type of effort needed to be put into these aircraft and just didnt follow through. It's sad to see such a marvel fall through the cracks, but it happens.
In regard to the A3xx, it is to be 2 complete floors and many airlines have unveiled extravagant plans for them including possibily even movie theaters...
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1294 times:
There is only one owned by the sultan of Brunie he actually gave it to his daughter! Some airline in Canada ordered some bu cancelled. Virgin ordered the 340-600 not the 340-8000. The reason for the 8000 is that is the aircrfas range!