- A350-1000 Compromised Versus 777-9
- Stretched A350 Compounds Performance Issues
- Emirates Closes In On 787-9 & 787-10
Killing the A380neo may hurt Airbus in the long run as Emirates now looks poised to select the 787 family in 2017.
With Rolls-Royce equally snubbing the chance to power it, Airbus’ widebody strategy is in disarray. The A330-800neo is likely to be axed. The A330F is finished. The A350-800 paper airplane and has been dumped. The A350-1000 can’t cut it against the 777-9 while the mooted “A350 Stretch” lacks a viable engine solution as well as payload/range to match its Boeing rival.
And at the other end of the scale, the arrival of the 787-10 will undermine the economics and viability of the A350-900.