Re: thoughts on the A330

From:         spagiola <>
Date:         5 Sep 1995 13:10:14 -0700
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote:
> of the 767 is not a major contribution.  The 767's launch order was
> placed in July of 1978, nearly two decades ago and long before Airbus
> "had suddently captured a fair size (sic) of the market."  At that
> time, Airbus' only offering was the A300, though the A310 was on the
> horizon.

Actually, by the late 1970s Airbus had made some very significant
inroads in the Pacific rim with orders from Thai, Korean, China 
Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore, Malaysia Air System, Toa
Domestic (and, also on the "silk route", Indian and Pakistan 
International).  Allfor A300s.  This was a small share of the overall 
market, but a significant one for that category of aircraft (100% of 
it, if youdefine the category as "widebody twins" :-), less if you 
include the competing DC-10s and TriStars).