The A350 enhancements, Part 2

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By Bjorn Fehrm


Nov. 3, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we described the New Production Standard (NPS) of the Airbus A350. Now we look at the economic performance of the A350-900 versus the Boeing 787-10 on the world’s busiest long-haul route, London Heathrow to New York JFK.

We compare the economics with a nine abreast economy cabin and what difference the NPS and a 10 abrest change for the A350 produces.

  • The 787-10, with its long fuselage, is seat mile cost-optimized for medium long-haul routes.
  • Airbus gives the airline the option with the A350 NPS, comfort, or seat mile optimization. 

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