A350-1000 to replace 747-8i.
That (if it ever happened) actually be a fairly sound decision.
Not quite as much of an even-match as a 779 order would be, but then again, who says it has to be even.
If KE wants to reduce the number of widebody types they use, dumping their A380s and 747s would actually be the easiest, the number of frames is limited compared to their A330 and 777 fleets. But replacing it with the A350 would mean yet another type. 777X at least would offer commonality with KE's current 777 fleet. But this academic anyway, it's about replacing older A330s and 77E/773s, therefore no 777X order to be expected yet.
The new range in the B787-10 can open a lot of deals in the coming years.......
Indeed. It has effectively killed the A350-900 in current form.
Based on ____?
Hopefully, Boeing will reveal specs of the higher MTOW 787s soon, I expect at Paris. It should worry Airbus probably, the 787-10 would be able to compete a lot better with the A359. But kill it? No way
Pabloeing's optimism is warranted, BBJ777X' conclusion way too soon.
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