Airportgal
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A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:10 am

just curious.... were there many of these sold?
 
col
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:12 am

Only Indian Airlines due to airport loading restrictions. Not sure what the new order will have.
 
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HAWK21M
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:25 am

Only IC opted for them Initially.Later versions had the Standard gear.The Bogie vendor has closed shop too.

Quoting Col (Reply 1):
Not sure what the new order will have.

The Surprise is that the New Order will have CFM56 powered A320s Family with Standard MLGs.
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Jetmek319
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:24 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
The Bogie vendor has closed shop too

The bogie gear is still listed as an option in the basic spec as of May 2005. Nobody that i know of has ever lookedf at it since IC ordered it.
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HAWK21M
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:46 am

Quoting Jetmek319 (Reply 3):
The bogie gear is still listed as an option in the basic spec as of May 2005. Nobody that i know of has ever lookedf at it since IC ordered it.

IC had a reason then.Not any more.
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zeke
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:43 am

Maybe still needed in Indoneasia, a lot of poor runways cannot handle a 737-300 without a payload restrictions.
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A342
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:58 am

What about an A320 Combi with this LDG, A321 engines and extended range especially made for airlines operating in rough conditions ?
I can imagine this model could sell well in Africa.
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cessnalady
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:22 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 6):
What about an A320 Combi with this LDG, A321 engines and extended range especially made for airlines operating in rough conditions ?
I can imagine this model could sell well in Africa.

The problem wouldn't be lack of demand, but (with some well-known exceptions) perhaps payment capacity of most African carriers.

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mandala499
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:12 am

Maybe still needed in Indoneasia, a lot of poor runways cannot handle a 737-300 without a payload restrictions.

Ah Zeke, U beat me to it! Yeah, but both potential users and Airbus worry about the residual market value of them in say 20 years down the road... No solution from either end at the moment...

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Pomnath
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:29 am

Airbus industries "back-chartered" an IC-320 with the double-bogey (I think it was VT-EPT, I may be wrong) for quite a few months to run some tests and r&d for themselves. This was earlier in 2005.

I think there are also some photos on the Internet, shall try and locate them and get back.
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Nimish
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:15 pm

Quoting Pomnath (Reply 9):
Airbus industries "back-chartered" an IC-320 with the double-bogey (I think it was VT-EPT, I may be wrong) for quite a few months to run some tests and r&d for themselves.

What tests might they have been running? Given they manufactured the a/c surely they would have the data from earlier on?
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mika
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:21 pm

Quoting Pomnath (Reply 9):
I think there are also some photos on the Internet, shall try and locate them and get back.

Please keep us updated about pics, i would really like to see how this thing looks like. It sounds like a real freak  Smile
 
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HAWK21M
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:31 pm

Quoting Pomnath (Reply 9):
Airbus industries "back-chartered" an IC-320 with the double-bogey (I think it was VT-EPT, I may be wrong) for quite a few months to run some tests and r&d for themselves

I Remember it was stated as Stored 01/2005 somewhere.
Whats the update on those MLG tests.
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RE: A320 And The Optional 4-wheel Gear

Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:49 am

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