Airbus is moving ahead with the development of a freighter version of the A350 aircraft, sources tell Cargo Facts.
Sources say Airbus is actively pitching a freighter variant of the A350 to cargo operators, and would formally launch the new production freighter program once it secures a charter order.
Formal launch of the A350 program would likely require a sizable launch order from a major express carrier, sources familiar with the program tell Cargo Facts. Cargo Facts is aware of at least one Asia-based carrier that was pitched the A350F and declined to make a purchase commitment.
Cargo facts: https://cargofacts.com/airbus-nears-lau ... r-program/
It also has this interesting chart: https://cargofacts.com/wp-content/uploa ... istics.png
Still, any A350-900 freighter would not be an ideal MD-11F replacement.