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Airbus A316EX  
User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1099 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

Hey folks,

just read in Airline Fleet & Network Management (Iss: 55) about an Airbus A316EX aircraft.

Anyone some good information about that?? Never heard of the aircraft, ever  Sad

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17019 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4340 times:

If I am not mistaken this project evolved into the 318. But I am barely awake so I may have that backwards.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

What was the date of that issue.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1099 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

the most recent may-june issue!

User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

It might be a shorter version of this Big grin

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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3564 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

I only know about the AVIC/Airbus AE317- AE316 project. This was planned as a FBW aircraft under the A319, built as a joint-venture with chinese companies.

If I remember correctly, airbus withdrew from the project because they feared that too much FBW know-how would be transferred to china. Instead, the A318 was developed as a low-cost solution.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

From Flight International:

Quote:
The A320 family now spans the 110- to 190-seat range, but there was time before the creation of the smallest model, the A318, when Airbus came close to creating a standalone 100-seater family in co-operation with China, dubbed the AE31X family. In May 1997 Airbus signed a framework agreement with the then Aviation Industries of China (AVIC) calling for the development of 100- and 125-seat aircraft, to be assembled in China, with entry into service planned for mid-2003. Also party to the agreement were Singapore Technologies (ST Aero) and Alenia’s parent Finmeccanica.

The baseline AE31X model would have been the AE316 seating 95 passengers two-class or 105 passengers one-class. Similarly, the larger AE317 would have carried 115 or 125. Although they resembled the A320 family, the new aircraft would have had a narrower five-abreast fuselage cross-section, but a common pilot rating with the A320. The aircraft’s concept was similar to what Bombardier is proposing with its CSeries family of 110-130 seaters.

During the AE31X pre-development phase, which was due to run for 18 months ahead of the planned launch of full-scale development in 1999, things started to go awry. ST Aero pulled out and ultimately the project was abandoned in September 1998. “The four partners have made an in-depth viability assessment of such a new aircraft and have jointly concluded that no solid common basis was found for further developing this new aircraft,” said Airbus at the time, which by then was already well ahead with plans for its A320-based 100 seater – the A318.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...05/12/20/203709/clipped-wings.html

I use to have a few pictures on my computer but I can't find them  Sad


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Ah, here's one from Flug Review:

Big version: Width: 606 Height: 284 File size: 37kb


User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1099 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Ahh  Smile

Thanks for info all!  bouncy 


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 3440 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):

Interesting link.
I wonder if an A315 would be on the cards next.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Here's an earlier Flightglobal article about it.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...35250/airbus-in-ae31x-dilemma.html

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 9):
I wonder if an A315 would be on the cards next.

If Airbus were indeed looking anew at this lower capacity range, it would have to be an "optimized" frame(s) designed from the ground up - to compete effectively with whatever Mitsubishi and Bombardier are offering.



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