Re: A340-500X/600X and B777-200X/300X [long]

Date:         23 Apr 97 02:58:13 
From:         roger@concord-world-travel.co.uk (Roger Chung-Wee)
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On 15 Apr 97 03:22:40 , Alan Wong <Alan.Wong@anu.edu.au> wrote:

>I too don't think A340-500X/600X will be launched.

If the A340-600X is not launched, then Airbus will have a big hole in
its product range between the A340-300 and the A3XX (I'm making an
assumption that the latter will be launched).  One possibility,
though, would be to develop a shrink of the A3XX to compete in the
400+ seat market.

Airbus must launch either the A340-600 or the A3XX if it wants that
50% share of the market.  To do neither would make Boeing even more
dominant.