Re: A330-300HGW

Date:         04 Jun 97 01:45:41 
From:         "jla" <jb7@usa.net>
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C. Marin Faure <faurecm@halcyon.com> wrote in article
<airliners.1997.1115@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
>
> > In article <airliners.1997.1038@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
> > Roger Chung-Wee <roger@concord-world-travel.co.uk> wrote:
> > >I hear that Airbus will be offering a higher gross weight version of
> > >the A330-300 to provide more competition for the 777-200IGW.
>
> If the A330 wants to compete with the 777 it's going to need a new wing.
> Increasing the gross weight alone isn't going to do it.

Problem is, it will be costly and requires not only new wing, but new
landing gear.  The 777 was designed with the larger gear, at the expense of
the added weight and expense, to support heavier versions of the craft.
Airbus did not do this and thus will have to incorporate new gear.
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jla