From: email@example.com (Jean-Francois Mezei) Organization: DECUServe Date: 18 Dec 95 15:26:09 References: 1 2 3 4 5 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1995.1854@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Terrell D. Drinkard) writes: > typed as a DC-10. Douglas saves big bucks on using the derivative > certification process, just as Boeing does, and as Airbus wishes we all > couldn't. Until they do *their* stretches, that is. :-) Based on the above, am I to understand that Airbus's introduction of the stretched A320, called the A-321 required more certification paperwork than Douglas' introduction of the stretched DC-10 called the MD-11 ? Would a stretched 737 bearing the name 737-xxx require less paperwork/certification simply because the word "737" is still used in the product's name ???? If Airbus hhad named the stretched A320 A320-400, instead of A321, would this have saved Airbus some certification work ????