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Airbus touts 400-seat 'A350-8000' jetliner

MR LEAHY: 'It (Airbus's new 400-seat jetliner) would have similar capacity and range (as the Boeing 777-9) and substantially lower seat-mile costs.'

Phoenix, Arizona

AIRBUS is seeking airline support for a new 400-seat jetliner provisionally dubbed the "A350-8000" as competition escalates with Boeing over the world's largest two-engined jets, airline and aviation industry sources said.

After talking up the possibility of a new...

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