Boeing, Airbus members suspend super-jumbo joint project

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Date:         10 Jul 95 03:18:14 
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Boeing Chariman Frank Shrontz and officials of Airbus members British
Aerospace, Aerospatiale, Deutsche Aerospace (DASA), and CASA reportedly
met in New York on Friday and agreed to suspend their joint work on a
super-jumbo (the VLCT or Very Large Commercial Transport) for at least
six months, according to an annoucement by an Aerospatiale spokeswoman.
"The aircraft is technically feasible, but at the moment airline
companies do not want to commit themselves," she said.

Boeing will continue to work on a stretch of the 747, and presumably
their own NLA (New Large Airplane) project, while Airbus will continue
on its own A3XX project.

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