Face off

Mark Broadbent looks at the different aspects of the competition between Airbus and Boeing for widebody aircraft sales, and possible openings in the market

COMMERCIAL WIDEBODY AIRLINERS

MAIN PICTURE: The Airbus A350-900 leads the Boeing 787-9 in the 300-350 seats segment of the market, although sales are lower for the 350-400 seat A350-1000.

Although the battle between the commercial aircraft industry’s two original equipment manufacturer (OEM) heavyweights has in recent years centred around singleaisle narrowbody airliners, taking on greater significance in the contest between Airbus and Boeing are their twin-aisle widebody airliners. In one corner, there’s the A350 and A330neo. In the other corner, the 777X and 787.

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