Airbus has very high hopes for the latest addition to its portfolio, the A350-1000. But the ongoing discussion about a potential further stretch of the aircraft is diverting potential customers’ attention in what is already a weak widebody market. It therefore comes as no surprise that Airbus is highlighting the achievements of the second A350-family version, which completed its first flight on Nov. 24, and is downplaying the possibility of adding an even larger member. Airbus argues ...

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