Airbus and Boeing appear to be moving closer to defining additional stretch versions of their big A350 and 777X twinjets, prospects for which were raised by both manufacturers earlier this year. If the plans come to fruition, the aircraft could grow to well beyond 400 seats in some of the more dense airline configurations. The fact that such an initiative is being considered shows how far twin widebodies are advancing into the ultra-high-capacity markets that have previously been the ...

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