raggi
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A328? A339? What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 09, 2000 6:35 am

Wouldn`t it be cool if Airbus had used the naming- style for the A320 family on the A330 and A340 family as well. Like, the A330-200 would be called the A329, and the proposed A330-500 would then be an A328. The A340- 600 would be an A342, and the A340- 200 an A339. It would at least be different from the boeing- style with for example 767-200, -300, -400. Would it be too messy to keep control of ? I don`t know. Does anyone know why AI didn`t do this ? I think they should have done it that way ..
Just a thought…
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gerardo
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RE: A328? A339? What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 09, 2000 7:31 am

Not bad as idea. But there would be a problem with A321-100 and A321-200 as well as with A320-100 and A320-200, however.

BTW, I wonder, what you would suggest for the A3XX  

A3XX-1 (read "minus one") or
A3XW

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Gerardo
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raggi
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RE: A328? A339? What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 09, 2000 7:48 am

A3XX?
how about A350 for the initial model, the 555 seat -100, and maybe later models would be 351 or perhaps a 1000 seater 352 ? I don`t know..but is the A3XX likely to be named A350-100? would it be too modest and conservative?
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hailstone
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RE: A328? A339? What Do You Think?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 2:28 pm

make the a3xx the a347 and boeing will hate airbus industries forever (unless boeing have rights on the usage of 347)
 
DatamanA340
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RE: A328? A339? What Do You Think?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 5:50 pm


I haven't heard that there is such a country that provides trademark right on only digits.

But will Airbus really give up X? A character "X" is so meaningful.
 
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RE: A328? A339? What Do You Think?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 6:32 pm

Recently I sent an e-mail to Airbus suggesting them to rename the A3XX to A888. For the Western world, "A" stands for A-team; for the Oriental counterpart, the digit "8" sells well all the time. Airbus should grab this before Boeing runs out the 7-series.
 
hailstone
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RE: A328? A339? What Do You Think?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 7:26 pm

datamanA340
ask porsche about copyrights on numbers:
in the 1960's the successor of the porsche356 was supposed to be called the 901; peugeot has a copyright on car models, three digits with a 0/zero in the middle - that's how the 911 came about
 
DatamanA340
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Re: Hailstone

Tue Dec 12, 2000 8:42 pm

Thank you for that story.

Some other case; there are two '340's in the sky: Airbus 340 and Saab 340. Saab 340 is the earlier one and sold more. Well, I don't think that Boeing has '367' trademark registered in France of Germany 

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