Airbus’ A350-1000 or Boeing’s 777-8? Part 1

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By Bjorn Fehrm

May 9, 2024, © Leeham News: We are doing an article series comparing the capabilities of the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777X series. We started with the 777-9, the larger model. Now, we continue with the shorter 777-8, an aircraft closer in size to the A350-1000.

The 777-8 was originally launched in a shorter version together with the 777-9. Then, it went very quiet around the 777-8, with some analysts speculating that the passenger version would not be done. The 777X freighter, the 777-8F, was launched in January 2022. It became a bit longer than the 777-8. This now forms the final definition of the 777-8.


  • The comparison of the A350-1000 and the 777-8 is comparing the longer-narrower versus the shorter-wider.
  • Which is the best? We use Leeham's Aircraft Performance and Cost Model (APCM) to find out.

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