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1/87 Airbus A-303

Gallery Article by Alvis 3.1

Silly Week 2007

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Sensing a market never before explored, AIrbus Industries developed the A-303, an inner/intra-city commuter airliner. It was to be a bold new concept in mass transit. It first entered service in 1996.

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Unfortunately, the A-303 had poor mileage, sluggish handling, poor parking ability, and a nasty tendance to ingest small dogs, purses, garbage cans, baggage and the occasional inatentive child in the #3 or #4 engine. It was withdrawn from service in 2002.

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