|erik_t wrote: *||June 22nd, 2017, 2:55 pm|
Given the somewhat dubious business case that the 380 has been in practice, I'm mildly surprised Airbus is putting that much effort into further development. Perhaps it is not, in fact, that much effort.
This "plus" seems a step back from the re-engined A380neo that was being proposed some time ago, in turn another step back from the stretched A380-900 that was under considerations a few years ago. Might be that Airbus, like Boeing, is slowly realizing that the age of the four-engined airlines is cominng to an end but is still unwilling to let them go..
Next, following another airliners from the Paris Airshow, comes an update of the 737-MAX sheet, now featuring the MAX-10 as well:
The MAX-10 features
: a further 66-inch (1.7m) stretch of the fuselage, 40-inch (1.03m) forward and 26 (0.67m) aft of the wing. Mid-exit door widened by 4 inches (10cm)and new levered main landing gear. All to seat up to 230 passengers (in asingle-class configuration). First flight is expected for 2019.