Airbus is quietly moving away from the current design of the A350-800 and is considering changes that would make the aircraft larger and likely more economical to operate. There is a “distinct possibility” that Airbus might make the smallest of the three A350 versions larger than currently planned, according to Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy. The change would lead the aircraft to “sit right on top of the [Boeing] 787-9.” Airbus has been lobbying its customers for years ...

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