Date: 10 Jun 97 00:34:59 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.1211@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Niels Sampath <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >won't the new A340-500 have a new wing?...hence new wing for A330HGW. >If the A340 new wing is designed for 4-engines-only then that would be a >prob....does anyone know? Yes, a new wing for the A340-500, but no new wing for the A330 HGW. For the A330 to get to the range of a B777-200IGW, it will also need a 90,000lb-thrust engine. Four classes of engine for the A330/340 family... I don't think so! All along, Airbus argued that airlines want the four-engine configuration for the long-haul aircraft. I doubt Airbus will launch an ultra-long-range twin any time soon.