Re: A330-300HGW

Date:         16 Jun 97 21:35:37 
From:         Antoin =?iso-8859-1?Q?Dalt=FAn?= <adaltun@tinet.ie>
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At 00:34 10/06/97, H Andrew Chuang wrote:
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>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.

Yes, Airbus have said all along that the airlines want a four-engine
configuration.  But not all of the airlines have agreed.  Has A330
development been delayed by this Airbus perception and have they lost sales
as a result?  I fear they may.

Antoin Daltun