NEWS A350LR or B777XER? Singapore Airlines lobbies Airbus, Boeing for ultra long-range jet

Airbus and Boeing are pouring billions into designing next-gen jets like the A350 and Boeing 777X, but Singapore Airlines wants more. Specifically, the Singaporean flag-carrier wants more range – enough to run direct flights from Singapore to the USA, potentially including a non-stop 19 hour trek to New York. “This will need an aircraft based on the latest technology” says Singapore Airlines CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong, but not a totally new aircraft. “It could be a variation to a current design, it’s all up to them.”

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