Re: A330-300HGW & new gear

Date:         16 Jun 97 21:35:37 
From:         "jla" <jb7@usa.net>
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The advantages of the 777 vs A340/330 are glaring.  Airbus cannot just add
centerline gear.  This has already been stated and acknowledged.  The 777
was designed with the larger, heavier gear, even at the cost of the add'l
weight and price, to allow for larger and heavier versions of the craft.
The Airbus products, however, will need to redesign the gear to support the
additional weight...a great and expensive $$$ undertaking.
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jla