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AFX: Airbus To Build Additional Model Of A350  
User currently offlineSFORunner From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8573 times:

PARIS (AFX) - EADS unit Airbus, which said it would make three models of its A350 passenger jet when announcing a recent overhaul of its design, is planning an additional fourth model for long-haul flights, the daily La Tribune said, without citing sources.

The paper also said Airbus sources confirmed plans to build a cargo version of one of the models

http://www.hemscott.com/news/latest-news/item.do?newsId=35847944638916

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21516 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8544 times:

Not news.

Proposed models are as follows according to many previous sources:

350-800
350-900
350-900LR
350-900F
350-1000



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User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8494 times:

5 different models at lauch?!?
Is that possible?


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8414 times:

Quoting Chiad (Reply 2):
5 different models at lauch?!?

5 planned models at launch is possible. The planned chronological order is:

A350-900
A350-800
A350-1000
A350-900R
A350-900F


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12138 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8405 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
Not news.

Proposed models are as follows according to many previous sources:

350-800
350-900
350-900LR
350-900F
350-1000

So, is the A-350-900F going to compete head to head with the B-777-200LRF? I thought the freighter version was going to be built off of the A-350-800 airframe, making it the A-350-800F? Any chance that Airbus actually make it the A-350-900LRF?


User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8279 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
So, is the A-350-900F going to compete head to head with the B-777-200LRF? I thought the freighter version was going to be built off of the A-350-800 airframe, making it the A-350-800F? Any chance that Airbus actually make it the A-350-900LRF?

It would be wise for airbus to use the -900 length for the A350 freighter. Not only will this allow them to go after the 777F, but it also allows the A332F to have a larger share of the market and a longer production period, perhaps becoming the spiritual successor to the A300F


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12508 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8279 times:
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Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
Any chance that Airbus actually make it the A-350-900LRF?

I suspect it will be just plain -900F.

It will have the -900R's MTOW and engines, but range will be less (just like the 777F isn't a 777LRF because its range is a lot less than the 772LR).



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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10008 posts, RR: 96
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8228 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
Not news.

Correct. Many threads on this already.
Probably worth linking this item from FI which covered most of the topic at the time. (25th July)

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...dth+-+A350+XWB+special+report.html

Quoting Chiad (Reply 2):
5 different models at lauch?!?

IIRC the 3 "base" PAX versions will be launched first. The A350-900R and A350F will come later (but planned from the start) and be based on the A350-1000 MTOW and engines (see article)

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
So, is the A-350-900F going to compete head to head with the B-777-200LRF?

Not necessarily. It's a bit smaller (90t capacity vs 104t for thr LRF)

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
I thought the freighter version was going to be built off of the A-350-800 airframe, making it the A-350-800F

No, see article.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 6):
It will have the -900R's MTOW and engines

Which will be based on the -1000's MTOW and engines  checkmark .

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