First: sorry when this already has been discussed, but even a new discussion might put some interesting inputs...!
Since the A300 and A310 are no more produced (?), I was wondering what kind of Airbus plane will next be developed, especially keeping in view the interesting B7E7 project!
The A300 and A310 are very nice aeroplanes, suiting many airlines, especiallt for MR routes. I do not really see the 330 as a substitution, since its somehow designed for LR.
Now, Airbus is very busy with the 380 still, which of course has priority. I see a danger that Airbus could loose a big market share to Boeing, when the 7E7 sees the sky.
Do you guys think that Airbus is already working on the replacement of its A300/310 production with some new type so that it does not loose the market?
What kind of aircraft will be next considered to develop (do you suspect as me a widebody MR, like the A300/310, albeit with new technique)? is this considered to happen soon?
Do you agree, if this does not happen soon, than Airbus could loose important market shares to Boeing?