As Airbus glows with the first flight success of its impressively big A380, the fuel-efficiency and technology campaigns Boeing has mounted for its mid-sized jet families are scoring impressive sales. Most attention is paid to the differences in size between their new widebody aircraft. Airbus has concentrated its development money on a 555-seat double-decker to serve the world's major hub airports. Boeing says the future is in bypassing congested hubs with long-range, point-to-point ...

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