Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy is indicating that the manufacturer might consider a larger A350 variant. “We might stretch it, we are not sure how big the market is,” he told delegates at the ISTAT Europe conference in Barcelona. “We are studying it.” Leahy made the argument that “what the market needs is simplicity” and that the three current versions of the A350 compete well with Boeing’s 777, 787 and 777X products. However, Boeing’s proposed 777-9X offers ...

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