Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2849 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 642 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.
WorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 623 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.