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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 16:37
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DaveReidUK
 
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Originally Posted by SeenItAll View Post
Other than for some very, very high premium-demand niche markets, it seems hard to imagine that it will have many takers.
It will likely have very few takers apart from SIA. But it probably still make sense from Airbus's point of view. If you read the article that you linked to, you will see that from the end of this year all A350-900s will be built to a common production standard (the -900ULR spec) and it will be up to customers if they want to pay to activate the ULR capability (clearly most won't).

Looks just like the A340-500 all over again.
Except that there will probably be fewer A350-900ULRs than the 34 A340-500s built.
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