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A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Image)

Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:21 am

The A319 was developed, we saw it stretched into the A320 and A321 variants as Airbus like to build them in families.

If the present A380 we are seeing in the assembly halls today is the A319 of the super jumbo family, what’s the A321 of the family going to look like?



Could this be possible with the current wing and airframe design and look like a larger A340 500?

How many pax, how far? LHR SYD non stop? Penny for your thoughts please,

Airbus rubbished the idea in an email (in french)
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:42 am

Now that just LOOKS rediculous. I thought the A380 was ugly, but this one tops it  Big grin
 
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:00 am

Well, I was going to say that the picture looks much more like an A340 airframe than an A380. There are already several variants of the A380 planned and none would appear to be this drastic in changes. Wouldn't the centre of gravity be a little off, if this picture were of a real airplane?
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:15 am

The A319 was developed, we saw it stretched into the A320 and A321 variants

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but wasn't the A320 the base model for the A320-family?
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:25 am

Yes, it was, NZblue. I was going to raise that but thought it to be nit-picking.  Big grin The A380 therefore is the A320 equivalent as it were. However, I don't think we'll be seeing any A379's or A381's! Infact, it's a rather odd designation system that Airbus uses for the A320 family!
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:45 am

I didn't mean for it to be nit-picking, of course! I just wanted to make sure!
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:53 am

Neither Airbus nor Boeing has ever produced a jet airliner which hasn't been either stretched or shrunk or both.

DC-8, DC-9, DC-10 including later MD variants are no different. Same goes with Comet, Caravelle, 1-11, Tristar, BAe-146/ARJ, Fokker-70/-100. Etc.

There is no reason to assume that the A380 should stay as a unique exception produced in one variant only.

But like the B757 it may easily last many years until we see another variant.

Jet airliners produced in one length only:
Concorde
VFW-614
VC-10
Mercure
Dornier 328 Jet
and several Soviet/Russian types.
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:33 pm

Prebennorholm

Jetliners produced in one length only - VC10

There was the Standard VC10 and the Super VC10 - see the following extract from a.net statistics pages

Studies into a higher capacity version of the VC10 were instigated early in the development programme. The result of this, the longer and more economical Super VC10 was eventually only ordered by BOAC and East African Airways.

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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:55 am

Hey Preben,

I was looking through the aircraft that you said have been either streched or shrunk and I noticed the DC-10 in that list. I have never noticed any difference in size between the -10, -15, -30 and -40. Only differences that I know of are the engine types and the mtows...please correct me if I am incorrect! Smile

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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:09 pm

Im not sure maybe someone can correct me if im wrong also but doesnt the convair 880 and 990 fall into that basket.
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RE: A380: Could It Get Any Bigger? (conjectural Im

Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:35 am


Ok, maybe you could stretch it...but where the hell you gonna fly it to??
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