The Secret Codes Behind Every Airbus Plane Name

Although it may seem like the letters and numbers assigned to aircraft are completely arbitrary, there is actually a fine-tuned system behind the naming. Airbus, for example, has a pretty rigid code by which they name their planes. The very first Airbus ever made was the A300. In this case, the “A” stood for Airbus and 300 was the original capacity. After some time, Airbus realized that the plane would be better with only 260 passengers (instead of 300). However, rather than rename the plane the A260, they decided to…

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