Nicoeddf
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Airbus A316EX

Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:15 pm

Hey folks,

just read in Airline Fleet & Network Management (Iss: 55) about an Airbus A316EX aircraft.

Anyone some good information about that?? Never heard of the aircraft, ever  Sad
 
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RE: Airbus A316EX

Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:42 am

If I am not mistaken this project evolved into the 318. But I am barely awake so I may have that backwards.
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RE: Airbus A316EX

Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:37 pm

What was the date of that issue.
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RE: Airbus A316EX

Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:29 pm

the most recent may-june issue!
 
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RE: Airbus A316EX

Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:35 pm

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RE: Airbus A316EX

Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:09 pm

I only know about the AVIC/Airbus AE317- AE316 project. This was planned as a FBW aircraft under the A319, built as a joint-venture with chinese companies.

If I remember correctly, airbus withdrew from the project because they feared that too much FBW know-how would be transferred to china. Instead, the A318 was developed as a low-cost solution.
 
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RE: Airbus A316EX

Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:05 pm

From Flight International:

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The A320 family now spans the 110- to 190-seat range, but there was time before the creation of the smallest model, the A318, when Airbus came close to creating a standalone 100-seater family in co-operation with China, dubbed the AE31X family. In May 1997 Airbus signed a framework agreement with the then Aviation Industries of China (AVIC) calling for the development of 100- and 125-seat aircraft, to be assembled in China, with entry into service planned for mid-2003. Also party to the agreement were Singapore Technologies (ST Aero) and Alenia’s parent Finmeccanica.

The baseline AE31X model would have been the AE316 seating 95 passengers two-class or 105 passengers one-class. Similarly, the larger AE317 would have carried 115 or 125. Although they resembled the A320 family, the new aircraft would have had a narrower five-abreast fuselage cross-section, but a common pilot rating with the A320. The aircraft’s concept was similar to what Bombardier is proposing with its CSeries family of 110-130 seaters.

During the AE31X pre-development phase, which was due to run for 18 months ahead of the planned launch of full-scale development in 1999, things started to go awry. ST Aero pulled out and ultimately the project was abandoned in September 1998. “The four partners have made an in-depth viability assessment of such a new aircraft and have jointly concluded that no solid common basis was found for further developing this new aircraft,” said Airbus at the time, which by then was already well ahead with plans for its A320-based 100 seater – the A318.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...05/12/20/203709/clipped-wings.html

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RE: Airbus A316EX

Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:09 pm

Ah, here's one from Flug Review:

Big version: Width: 606 Height: 284 File size: 37kb
 
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RE: Airbus A316EX

Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:27 am

Ahh  Smile

Thanks for info all!  bouncy 
 
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RE: Airbus A316EX

Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:04 pm



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):

Interesting link.
I wonder if an A315 would be on the cards next.

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RE: Airbus A316EX

Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:08 am

Here's an earlier Flightglobal article about it.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...35250/airbus-in-ae31x-dilemma.html

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 9):
I wonder if an A315 would be on the cards next.

If Airbus were indeed looking anew at this lower capacity range, it would have to be an "optimized" frame(s) designed from the ground up - to compete effectively with whatever Mitsubishi and Bombardier are offering.
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