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User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 617 times:

I heard that the A3XX's wings will be transported on top of an A340.How is it done and what model A340 is it?



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User currently offlineDnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 545 times:

Now thats the wierdest thing I have ever heard  

I would suggest they would use their purpose built transporter, cant think of its name, I'm sure someone will tell us here shortly


User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2754 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 542 times:

Actually, I remember hearing about that too. If built, the wings would be transported on top of a A340-300, a la the Space Shuttle on NASA's 747. The reason is the A3XX's wings would be too long to fit inside the Beluga Super Transport.


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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5579 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 527 times:
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Hi all

Airbus has a nice A3xx video on it's website for downloading.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 523 times:

The most feasible solution:

Transporting the wings by train to the british coast, then by cargo ship to the french coast or directly to Hamburg (where the A319 and A321 is being built).
From the french coast they would use a train to Toulouse, too.

But it depends on where the A3XX will have its final assembly.

Latest news are that they want to have the final assembly done in Toulouse but all the interior works done in Hamburg.

Regards,
the WorldTraveller


User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 519 times:

Ah, the return of the biplane! Retro airliners? Groovy! Seriously, wouldn't it be cool if they flew it attached along the wings and not the fuselage? Is that the plan?

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