|Quoting Keesje (Reply 86):|
Help me out: wouldn't a 787 to match A350-1000 be more like a "787-11"?
The 787-10 I have sen sofar seems more of a A350-900XWB / B777-200ER competitor..
We should agree to call, independently how easy or difficult would be to develop it:
B7811 : a B787 basin technology aircraft more or less similar as the A3510 (=/- 5%)
B7811ER: the same with the range extended to 10,000 nm
B788ER: A B788 with Engines and MTOW like the B789, approx. 200 pax at 10,000 nm
|Quoting Danny (Reply 87):|
That is true, however Qantas may be flexible to go with somewhat smaller 787-10 for the sake of commonality or with bigger XWB-1000 if they decide to introduce additional type into their fleet. Interesting times ahead
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 91):|
If Boeing do decide to push MTOW to the maximum the 787's wings can handle, that will put them right at the 639,000lb MTOW of the A350-1000. Which is why I believe GE will build an engine that could power the A350-1000, provided they are also allowed to hang it off the A388R/A388F/A389 (to help spread the costs). I expect they will also design it to scale to support Y3.
Seem logical to me. Other opinions ??