Steven F. Udvar-Hazy last week flung down the gauntlet over the proposed design of the Airbus A350. In front of an audience of aircraft dealers, the chairman of International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) criticized the design as too dependent on the A330 and urged the manufacturer to commit to a new mid-size wide-body product line. Airbus stands at a crossroads, Udvar-Hazy said. It can go ahead with the A350, a "good solid airplane" built on the A330 platform, "or commit themselves to a ...


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