Re: TAROM A310 accident

From: (Peter J. Coe)
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Date:         15 Apr 95 11:38:18 
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:

>The A310 came next, which first flew on April 3, 1982.  This was a
>shortened A300 with a new wing (designed by British Aerospace, whose
>wing technology was significantly more advanced than the other Airbus
>members but was excluded from the A300 program because of politics),

I think you are wrong here.  Hawker Siddely were the original makers of
the Airbus wing, but were not members of the Airbus consortium as such.

Hawker Siddeley eventually got gobbled up by British Aerospace, and then
British Aerospace got government money to become fully fledged members
of Airbus.