How good is an Airbus A350 freighter?

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Introduction  
July 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is working on a freighter of the A350 to compete with Boeing’s larger freighters, such as the 777F. The 777F is quite a different aircraft than the 777-200LR, which shares its external dimensions, and the 777-300ER that has donated a lot of the internal structure. So will the A350 freighter be based on the A350-900, as the rumors say, or A350-1000? And how good will it be compared to the 777F? We use our performance model to find out.
Summary
  • The A350-900 is the rumored base for the new Airbus freighter that shall compete with the Boeing 777F.
  • Is it the correct assumption? When we look under the hood with our performance model, we see it isn’t.

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