Print Edition - 2018-02-21  |  Money Digest

Airbus sees no demand for A350 for now

- Reuters, TOULOUSE

Feb 21, 2018-

Airbus is not planning a larger A350 jet and will focus on developing existing versions of the widebody aircraft, an executive said on Tuesday. Last summer, the European planemaker shelved tentative plans for a bigger A350 that would compete more directly with Boeing’s new 777X plane currently under development. “For the time being there are no plans. We don’t see the need,” Marisa Lucas-Ugena, head of A350 XWB Marketing, told Reuters in Toulouse. She did not say what could create demand for a larger version. However, she added that there was still a “huge gap” between that model and the A350-1000, the largest of the A350 family. 

Published: 21-02-2018 09:30

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