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Rolls-Royce has extended an exclusive deal to provide engines for the A350-900 to 2030, cementing its alliance with Airbus and deferring a potential challenge from rival GE.
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Hello,

Airbus is said to be thinking about creating a cargo version of the A350. From my point of view it might be a good idea. The place is there, the autonomy too and the costs would be lower. When we see that Ethiopian or Virgin mainly use A350s for freight flights, it is a practical plane for freight (both companies have 787s but do not use them for freight so it is 'A350 has better performance)
https://www.air-cosmos.com/article/a350 ... tons-24397

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There is only 1 direct comparison for the A350 and that is the B777. But indeed there is some opportunity for Airbus to make its way into the civilian heavy freighter market. The B747 fleet is aging fast and production is stopped. So there will be a market opening up for them. Although I would rather see a new Special Freighter type with over-sized cargo capacity, but that is because of personal preference :P ;)

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LATAM Brazil says its eleven A350s will no longer be part of the fleet, with all being removed by mid-April 2021. The destination of the aircraft is unknown.
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Qatar Airways says the surface below the paint on some of its A350s was deteriorating faster than expected and insisted it would not take more deliveries of the widebody jet until the problem was resolved.
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Airbus is poised to begin taking orders for a freighter version of its A350 twin-aisle as soon as July 2021, provided it can line up enough firm commitments. The programme could officially launch by 2021-end.
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Cathay Pacific is working with Airbus to introduce “reduced crew” long-haul flights with a sole pilot in the cockpit much of the time. Project Connect, aims to certify its A350 jet for single-pilot operations during high-altitude cruise, starting in 2025.
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sn26567 wrote: 17 Jun 2021, 15:58 long-haul flights with a sole pilot in the cockpit much of the time.
Excuse my french but WTF

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