irobertson
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Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 12:46 am

Check out the title graphic on the A318 website here.

http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/a320/a318/

"The 100-seat widebody"

Um...
what?
 
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 12:47 am

I think in this case, they are using it to distinguish it from regional jets, rather than comparing it to the A330/340 or B777/747
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 12:48 am

Quoting Irobertson (Thread starter):
"The 100-seat widebody"

Perhaps they are referring to the fact that it is wider than many of its competitors? I don't think that it's anything more than a marketing phrase.
 
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 4:27 am

Maybe they should say "widerbody".
The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10, and some twin aisle jets. So they are just trying to be ambiguous so people will think its bigger than it is, maybe.

On a side note. Is it Frontier's A318 that have the electronic device lights where the no smoking lamps were? I know I have seen that once, but cannot remember exactly who/what it was, but i think it was on my F9 A318 trip DEN-PDX awhile ago. I thought it was an excellent idea.
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 3):
The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10, and some twin aisle jets. So they are just trying to be ambiguous so people will think its bigger than it is, maybe.

Perhaps, but not necessarily.

I found this definition of Widebody on MSN Encarta....

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_701711694/widebody.html

...which states that "widebody" refers to an aircraft which is capable of accommodating at least three rows of seats.

What I'd like to know, and it is somthing that I've wondered about myself over the years, is what officially defines "narrowbody" and "widebody"?

Perhaps we've a CAA/FAA a.nutter who could clarify...???

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irobertson
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 4:36 am

Narrowbody = single aisle
Wide body = multiple aisles (usually two)

Am I wrong? I thought it was this simple...
 
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 6:11 am

This has been pointed out before. It is to differentiate the a318 from RJ's in roughly the same category (CRJ900/E190/195)
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 7:09 am

Sure the A318 has the widest body of a 100-seater since the Hindenburg. Big grin
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 7:18 am

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 5):
Wide body = multiple aisles (usually two)

What ones have more than two?
 
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):

I don't know, was leaving open the possibility that there was one plane somewhere in history that flew for 30 feet on Friday, February the 34th, 1943 with Adolf Hitler and George Bush's grandfather that had three aisles that some a.nutter out there knows about and I don't.  Wink
 
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 8:39 am

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 5):
Am I wrong?

Yes you are wrong in this case. They are using the term 'widebody' in the text of wider-roomier then the compitition.
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irobertson
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 9:09 am

Sorry. Just thought it was slightly ambiguous, especially since they also refer to their A330s and 340s as widebodies too...!
 
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 9:24 am

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 3):
Maybe they should say "widerbody".
The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10,

The general public more often than not doesn't even know what airline they're flying...  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Wed May 17, 2006 10:09 am

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 9):
Adolf Hitler and George Bush's grandfather

You know, I would actually not be surprised to know they were good friend!  Wink

On a less political note, it's quite strange Airbus makes it that was, maybe it might be a maketing phrase, but maketing also says it shouldn't make things confused. Nevertheless, to the normal public (a guy who looks at a plane and that's not a a.nutter), a widebody can be the obese guy sitting on seat(s) 7E+F. Basically, it means nothing, but I'm quite sure the Airbus webpage is mostly dedicated to professionals, so it is indeed very strange....
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RE: Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website

Sat May 20, 2006 6:54 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
What ones have more than two

technically the a380 has four  Wink
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