Re: A330-300HGW & new gear

Date:         18 Jun 97 02:35:31 
From: (Niels Sampath)
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In article <airliners.1997.1281@ohare.Chicago.COM> "jla" writes:

>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.

The wing is the big 777 advantage, not the gear.
If you have more detailed info why `Airbus cannot just add
centerline gear' it would help your case if you would state why.
The only thing that `has already been stated and acknowledged'
here is that the -wing- is the key issue. You have not outlined why
the greater carrying capacity of the A340 gear cannot be added to
the A330.