Airbus confirms year-end design freeze for A350XWB, but Russians pull out
Airbus may develop a high-density version of its A350XWB as it wrestles with airline concerns about surging oil prices and a looming A350 weight problem. Worries about rising operating costs have prompted the company to begin offering a 10-abreast configuration for the A350 that could prove attractive in medium-haul applications where the present nine-abreast tourist layout may no longer be economical. Also being offered with the scheme, presented at a recent customer briefing, are a ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "Weight Growth Is Giving Managers Cause for Concern".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.