Re: A330-300HGW & new gear

Date:         11 Jul 97 02:09:28 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <>
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H Andrew Chuang wrote:

> Please don't equate a half-a-billion-dollar project (i.e., the
> B777-200X/300X) to a three-billion-dollar project (i.e., the A340-500/600).
> Yes, the B777-200X needs a wing extension, but it's not as expensive as
> the A340-500 which needs a new wing.

Both will just get a wing extension, at least that's what you can read
on the net and in the magazines. Airbus writes on their website that the
A340-500/600 wing will be a stretched version of the existing -300 wing.
Same for the B777-200X wing which will be stretched from todays wing.

Could you please explain :

- what difference between the so called new -500/600 wing and the
existing -300 wing   there will be
- where you got these figures (500M$ and 3B$)
- what would justify this difference (is the Trent 500 included ?)

Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg //
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