My question is If airbus put the new light wing that is in development for the A346/5 and added 4 Trents-500 instead of the CFMs, would that kind of design have any impact on the operation cost? And would it be too heavy or would that aircraft actually be able to cross the 10,000NM of range?
B2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1362 posts, RR: 60 Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
Doesn't the larger A345/6 wing involve a root plug and wing box stretch? That could make it very difficult to adapt it to the A343; it might be easier to further shrink the A345, but in either case, the wing could well be too much for the airplane. Airbus has had trouble keeping the new wing's weight under control, and without the economic benefits of more seats, the "A343NG" might not be much of an improvement.