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 ...

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