Re: Airbus P305

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:26:10 
From: (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1998.1475@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Arne Stuermer  <> wrote:
>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,

I seriously doubt it.

>for reasons I dont remember.

High unit operating cost commonly associated with shortened aircraft.

>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?

SIA is interested in an A310 replacement for mostly regional services
with sufficient range to serve secondary points in NE Asia, Australasia,
India subcontinent and the Middle East.  The B777-100X will be an
overkill.  Even the B767-400 will be an overkill.  Furthermore, my
understanding is SIA is interested in aircraft in the 200-seat class.
The B777-100X would be way to big!