aviationfreak
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Why A3XX Is Now A380?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:36 pm

KEESJE started a topic about a possible A350. This makes me wondering why the A3XX is called A380 and not A350 since it is the next new aircraft after the A340.
There must be a reason for this is it not? Anyone knows...?
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zak
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RE: Why A3XX Is Now A380?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:42 pm

yes, 8 is a lucky number in asia. and since thats the key market its the a380-800 and not the a350-300/400
10=2
 
ntspelich
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RE: Why A3XX Is Now A380?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:42 pm

A3XX was simply a working title until the A380 program got off the ground. I believe it wasn't called the A350 so that they had logical room to expand their line between the 340 and 380 in the future. And, as said above, 8 is considered lucky in Asia, so they thought that would help with sales.

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lehpron
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RE: Why A3XX Is Now A380?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:44 pm

Plus the number 8 symbolizes the double-deck fuselage.
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Jaspike
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RE: Why A3XX Is Now A380?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:45 pm

The Airbus site says that the number 8 looks like the 2 decks..

8


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senliture
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RE: Why A3XX Is Now A380?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:33 am

er? i thought it means it can carries up to 800 passengers...

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