tommy1808 wrote:sibibom wrote:1989worstyear wrote:
Only the engines have changed since 1988, assuming you're talking about the -200. Wing is identical.
Just taken from wikipedia, yes nothing other than engines have changed since 1988 :p :
Add manufacturing advances like stirring welding to that.
There is not that much improvement to the fuse to be had and the wing is still excellent and will get improvements for the XLR.
The wing is still 31 years old this month. That's a year older than I am. Also, those are just small updates and not a new variant. These are applicable to any type that's been in service for decades (A333, 763, 777) and not unique to the A320-200.
Surely AB can develop a new wing. CO2 regulations are going to be here before "the market" can react if we continue with "incremental improvements" over the next 30 years. Also, where are all of the Motorola 68000's going to come from?