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Old 10th May 2006, 02:57
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planemad2
 
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Airbus Alternative To Boeing 787.

Airbus are hoping to build a new model, specifically targeted at Airlines like Singapore and Emirates, to hopefully prevent them ordering the 787.

Could also be for Qantas, as the 787s are for Jetstar.

The A370 would come in 2 sizes, approximately the same size as the A350-900 and the A340-600.

It would have an all new Al-Li fuselage, NOT composites, of ~236 inch cross section allowing "true" 9 abreast seating.

All new wing, NOT based on 330/340/350.

Entry into service late 2012.

More details to follow.................
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