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Do Airbuses Come In ER Variants?

Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:12 pm

I looked on the Airbus site and their airplanes have a variable range depending on your usual, fuel, pax, cargo, etc. But they don't offer an ER variant of any of their planes like Boeing does. Have they ever done this? Why don't they offer, for example, the A346ER, which might have the range capabilities of the 77L?
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RE: Do Airbuses Come In ER Variants?

Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:20 pm

Airbus offers various "Weight Values" (WV) for their aircraft. The highest ones have been referred to as HGW - High Gross Weight - so you will see folks in the forums discussing the "A330-200HGW" when speaking of the 238t MTOW WV option or the A350-800HGW when referring to the 259t WV option.

As with Boeing's "ER" models, Airbus' HGW models offer the greatest payload/range capability.
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RE: Do Airbuses Come In ER Variants?

Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:44 am


A good example of Airbus not following the ER name (as Boeing does) is with the Airbus A300-600.

It was offered in two versions. The Airbus A300-600 was offered first, then came the Airbus A300-600R which had an additional fuel tank called a trim tank positioned in the tail which extended the ‘R’s range slightly.

In recent years Airbus has called certain aircraft LR, such as the Airbus A318LR & Airbus A319LR.


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