747400sp
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If Airbus Built An New Airliner Off The A320 Hull?

Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:01 pm

I know this sounds like something that should go to polls & preffs, but I wanted a tech prospective.

Looking at the A330 and how successful it is, also looking at the fact that the A330 was base on the A300 design, I wonder what if Airbus built a new jet off the A320 design?
The A320 is pretty successful, so I wonder if Airbus built a new jet using a super stretch A320 design with a new wing with large winglet and a greater wing span, with a larger tail and replace the two wheels boogie with a four wheel boogie and up dated the cockpit and cabin, could it be a success? I know charter airlines would like a plane like this.
 
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RE: If Airbus Built An New Airliner Off The A320 Hull?

Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:23 pm

I forgot to mention, that it would be slope foreword like the A330/A340 and it's engines would be in the 40000 lb thrust range ( preferably RR).
 
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RE: If Airbus Built An New Airliner Off The A320 Hull?

Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:03 am



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
The A320 is pretty successful, so I wonder if Airbus built a new jet using a super stretch A320 design with a new wing with large winglet and a greater wing span, with a larger tail and replace the two wheels boogie with a four wheel boogie and up dated the cockpit and cabin, could it be a success?

That would basically be an Airbus 757. The charter carriers would probably love it but, as the 757 showed, that's not a big enough market to justify a whole production line.

Tom.

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