Re: Airbus A329

Date:         04 Sep 99 11:38:39 
From:         "Anthony Rassias" <>
Organization: OzEmail Ltd, Australia
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Yes, such aircraft have limited appeal, they only appeal to airlines that
have large fleets of the original aircraft (for the 737-500 that is the -300
and -400 and for the A330-100 that would be the -200) AND need the superior
runway performance of the shortened derivative. The airlines in this case
can offset reduced efficiency against savings in parts inventories and
ground/flight crew training.