Date: 21 Sep 98 00:31:35 From: Arne Stuermer <Arne.Stuermer@post.rwth-aachen.de> Organization: Aachen University of Technology / Rechnerbetrieb Informatik Followups: 1 2
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The development of the Airbus P305, the intended follow on to the A300/310, has been postponed due to the starin on the companies resource due to development of the A340-500/600, the A318 and the A3XX. Instead a proposal to reengine the current widebody twins with the RR Trent 500 and an increase in MTOW are being studied to improve payload/range performance. Apparantly the only airline actively seeking a follow on in this market segment was SIA. What Id loike to know, is if Boeing has plans to revive its 777-100X development, abandoned several years aso, for reasons I dont remember. Even though there might be an overlap with the 767-400 market, it would definetly be superior to it in range. And since SIA is a 777 operator (eevn though iut went for the A340-500 for the extreme long-haul instead of the 777-200X) it could be an optin for them... Anyone know anything?