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The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:15 am

Yes this is a topic i wanted to bring up... But I wonder what is the most used definition of a Baby Bus. Some confine it to A318 some to the A319-318 and some even up to the 320. So what is the true definition of a Baby Bus?
Well uh, I obviously decided to refine this but i dont know how.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:19 am

PanzerPowner wrote:
Yes this is a topic i wanted to bring up... But I wonder what is the most used definition of a Baby Bus. Some confine it to A318 some to the A319-318 and some even up to the 320. So what is the true definition of a Baby Bus?


I just had this discussion with someone on Facebook. Even though the 318 was smaller, IMO the 319 gets the "baby bus" title since so few 318's are out there.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:20 am

Ask an A380 driver and everything is a baby bus. It's all relative!
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:27 am

Well the 320 was the original "bus" so it only makes sense that both variants smaller than it (318/319) could be considered a baby.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:33 am

Well technically the A300 was the original, so arguably anything smaller than that could be called "baby bus", that is the entire A320 family and even the A310. Actually I wonder if people called the A310 the baby bus before the A320 was introduced.

Clearly there's no official definition and you're going to get different answers from different people.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:50 am

I've heard the A319 referred to as the "baby bus" because it is a shortened A320, and then I've heard the A318 referred to as the "nano bus" because it is a shrink of an already shortened aircraft.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:52 am

Sure the A319 is too much mainstream these days to be called any name under then sun ... ?
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:48 am

A318 is the baby bus, and catching it is something special, due to its rarity :D
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:50 am

A319/A318 in my book.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:44 am

PanzerPowner wrote:
But I wonder what is the most used definition of a Baby Bus.

I vote for this:
Image

Or if we're talking actual Airbus aeroplanes:


Seriously though, given it's not an official term, I'm not sure you'll find a "true definition".

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Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:04 am

Ask a pilot for BA RO or AF. :)
The pilots of said aircraft ought to know which is the baby
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:11 am

According to Airbus, it is the A318 because it is the smallest member of the a320 family
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:47 am

rufusmi wrote:
Well the 320 was the original "bus" so it only makes sense that both variants smaller than it (318/319) could be considered a baby.


No the A300-B2/B4 were the original Buses
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:29 am

If you use the google ngram word incidence tool ( https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph )
you can see that:
"Airbus A320" use increases from 1980 onwards
"Airbus A319" starts to go up from 1990 onwards.
and "Baby Bus" gets a boost around 2001..2. smaller rise after 2004.

Baby Bus references the A318, late child, visibly smaller.
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:02 pm

rbavfan wrote:
rufusmi wrote:
Well the 320 was the original "bus" so it only makes sense that both variants smaller than it (318/319) could be considered a baby.


No the A300-B2/B4 were the original Buses


I'm referring to the A320 family.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:45 pm

Why would you call anything other than the smallest member of any family, the baby? Makes no sense.



VirginFlyer wrote:
Seriously though, given it's not an official term, I'm not sure you'll find a "true definition".


This.
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:56 pm

I tend to think of it as any non wide body Airbus, so basically A318 through to A321.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:45 pm

The A318 is the Airbus Shuffle. ;)
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:00 pm

I've seen the 319 called Baby Bus and the 318 being called the Nano Bus ;) Personally I don't really know which one should be the Baby Bus but I lean towards the 318.

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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:38 pm

Yflyer wrote:
Well technically the A300 was the original, so arguably anything smaller than that could be called "baby bus", that is the entire A320 family and even the A310. Actually I wonder if people called the A310 the baby bus before the A320 was introduced.

Clearly there's no official definition and you're going to get different answers from different people.

In the cargo world, the A310 is still referred to as the baby bus.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:05 pm

HPRamper wrote:
In the cargo world, the A310 is still referred to as the baby bus.


heh,
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:05 pm

DFW789ER wrote:
PanzerPowner wrote:
Yes this is a topic i wanted to bring up... But I wonder what is the most used definition of a Baby Bus. Some confine it to A318 some to the A319-318 and some even up to the 320. So what is the true definition of a Baby Bus?


I just had this discussion with someone on Facebook. Even though the 318 was smaller, IMO the 319 gets the "baby bus" title since so few 318's are out there.



Small world, I was the one that posted the photo of the US Air A319 on FB that started the conversation.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:20 pm

ish2dachoppa wrote:
DFW789ER wrote:
PanzerPowner wrote:
Yes this is a topic i wanted to bring up... But I wonder what is the most used definition of a Baby Bus. Some confine it to A318 some to the A319-318 and some even up to the 320. So what is the true definition of a Baby Bus?


I just had this discussion with someone on Facebook. Even though the 318 was smaller, IMO the 319 gets the "baby bus" title since so few 318's are out there.



Small world, I was the one that posted the photo of the US Air A319 on FB that started the conversation.


Ha! Small world indeed.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:32 pm

I wonder if someone could refer to a Baby Bus as an aircraft type as a recently designed one/pt into service like the A350.
Well uh, I obviously decided to refine this but i dont know how.
 
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Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:13 am

ah well guys, when it comes to discussing 'size' and the definition of 'baby'-something I cannot help but think about dick size... Seriously: it's all relative to what you have/are used to seeing.... The A318 might be a "baby" Airbus to some, but park it next to a Brasilia, or an ATR-42 (not to mention a lil' Cessna), and all of a sudden it looks like a towering giant.. See what I mean?
And it also gets a lot of different jobs done: trans-Atlantic too! Again.. it's not always size per se that matters! ;-)

I personally love the stubby look of the A318, with its tall legs and high tail.

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