Re: thoughts on the A330

From:         spagiola <>
Date:         6 Sep 1995 12:20:15 -0700
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote:
> >Airbus clearly outscored Boeing in the Pacific Rim market in
> >the A300/310 vs. B767-200/300 battle.
> That is interesting, especially compared to the 767's dominant share
> of the North Atlantic market.  At a guess, the greater size of the
> A300 plus a head start kept Airbus in the lead in Asia, where range
> was not that great an issue.  Greater range of later models, early
> ETOPS, and probably lower operating costs (due to the narrower fuse-
> lage) gave the 767 the edge in the North Atlantic market, which the
> 767 pioneered as far as twins are concerned.

Question: at the time both the A310 and the 767 were entering service
(1982-83), Airbus made much of the fact that the A310 could carry two
standard LD3 freight containers side by side while the 767 could not.
Did this actually prove at all significant in practice?