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Why A380?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:53 am

Why did Airbus designate their new jumbo A380? What happened to A350, A360 and A370?
 
Schoenorama
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RE: Why A380?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:56 am

The 8 indicates the double deck.

Usage of 380 also gives them some room for any eventual further developments in the future of other aircraft.
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Spaceman
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RE: Why A380?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 1:08 pm

I have heard because 8 is a lucky number in Asia. It means success and riches.
 
flying lsd
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RE: Why A380?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 2:04 pm

That's right for the first answer but also for asia!
 
DL727-200adv
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RE: Why A380?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 2:20 pm

This is probably a stupid suggestion on my part but, perhaps Airbus wanted it to use a higher number than 7 because the highest model number used by their competition is B777 & A350 might have seemed to be less impressive to such aviation challenged people as certain members of the media? That certainly would be the type of thing that has been done often in the computer industry by certain competing manufacturers.

Just my $.02
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SailorOrion
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RE: Why A380?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 4:07 pm

350: not to far away from 340, they wanted to make a more significant difference.

360: Well, a three-sixty in aviation is something different.

370: seven is an unlucky number in asia

so.... 380
 
garuda
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RE: Why A380?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 5:29 pm

Just a thought.....

If "7" is an unlucky number in Asia, then why a lot of Asian carriers operate Boeing jets?? Since all of their model names start (and end) with "7"....

JA
 
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RE: Why A380?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 1:30 am

All those other other numbers are assigned to other fantasy ideas....
 
GOT
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RE: Why A380?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 1:36 am

This have been discussed a few times the last months, try a search!

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