Re: Air Canada and Virgin order Airbus planes

Date:         08 Aug 97 05:41:18 
From:         niels@lofgren.demon.co.uk (Niels Sampath)
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In article <5s7uh5$4s4$16@kragar.kei.com> caribb@promobility.net "caribb" writes:

>    You are right, AC's choice for the new Airbus aircraft is not a
>surprise. The 747-200s  that the A330s will replace were Combi versions
>that were generally configured for just over 200 passengers which makes
>if somewhat close to the capacity of the A330. Furthermore the A330-200
>is a possible choice in the future for 767 replacements. T

	It will be interesting to see if AC ever (well...in the
next 10 years, say)  sees the need to a) have something between
the 767-300 and A330-300  and/or b) replace the 767-200s/300s.
	Since there is no obvious 767-200 replacement and the 330-200
barely if at all competing with the 767-300, I suspect it would
make more sense for AC to one day think of 767-400s   rather than
get A330-200s.

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-Niels