The new regional variant of the Airbus A350 is to be optimized for routes of up to 6,800 nm. and will feature de-rated engines and a lower maximum takeoff weight. The aircraft version has been selected by Etihad Airways as part of an order for 40 A350-900s, 24 of which will have the lower takeoff weight certification. “We are not building a new product,” Airbus Senior Vice President-Marketing, Chris Emerson said at the Dubai air show. However, he added that “we are getting into ...

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