Airbus Continues Talks about Potential A350neo
This week, Airbus has been talking already about a potential A350. They are considering using GE as opposed to Rolls Royce. There is some speculation that this new A350 will hold more passengers. Furthermore, this will fill the gap of the slowly dying A380. We can expect to hear about the engineering of it soon, and it could possibly come in the late 2020’s.
What are your thoughts on the A350neo being developed so soon?
I think Airbus should save the A350NEO for when the A350 sells more or becomes older like the A320 and A330 have.
There is potential for a potential aircraft.
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The A350 is one of the newest commercial airliners in the skies, and Airbus is already thinking about a re-engine. Talk about planning for the future.
Also a good idea to consider GE engines, as newer Rolls Royce engines haven’t exactly been fault-free. (Trent 1000 premature aging, Trent 900 uncontained engine failure) However, it should be noted that they are trying to fix these issues, and that the newer Trent XWB is reliable. The Trent 1000 issues, however, have cost airlines a significant amount of money in the form of replacing the engines and a loss in capacity on various routes (namely Norwegian).
Yes. The A350neo has been talked about a little bit for about a year now, but we are starting to see them taking action as you said by considering new engines and talking to GE about new engines.
I can’t wait and really hope this does become reality. It would be amazing, and could certainly be an aircraft that Qantas take into consideration for Project Sunrise.
Yes. It could definitely be a more viable option for project sunrise than a plane filled with a mere 30 people.
I call bullpoop. The Aircraft isn’t even 10 years old (First Flight), and they want to make a new version? A330neo and A320neo family is acceptable, those airplanes went through a lifetime already. It hasn’t even been 5 years since it’s introduction into fleets and first commercial service. If anything, the A340neo would be nice
How many variants of the A350 does Airbus need to be satisfied?
It could rival the 777X but I don’t think it’s needed
I think it is because Qantas is considering both the A350-1000ULR (similar conversions made to form the A350-900ULR) and the 777X. The 777X will have greater passenger capacity, but has been delayed and will not fit Qantas’ timeframe of entry to service in 2023. Therefore this new A350 basically fits the requirements.
In the article, the reporters fear that it could rival Airbus’s own A330neo, so Airbus will make it have more capacity and range. It is to rival the 787-10 I believe.
Useless, the A330NEO was/is a failure because it was released too soon. I think Airbus are jumping the gun Couldn’t think of a pun and it’ll have the fate of the A330NEO. Tell me your opinion on this matter.
From the article, it sounds like Airbus is doing this intentionally because the A350neo will be much different than the A350. This could go two ways:
- Fill the gap of the 757 that the speculated 797 will fill
- Improve the capacity to complete with the 787-10
Maybe, but the A350 is still too young to warrant a NEO version
Possibly, that is what I wanted to hear from you :)
Remember that like a car they can offer new engines that are more fuel efficient without offering a facelift model for example. No different for planes, NEO stands for New engine option, if they want to offer newer engine options that are more fuel efficient then that’s fine, it shouldn’t be based upon its entry into service.