Emirates Airline President Tim Clark remains skeptical about the Airbus A350's operating performance, and is particularly leery about the A350-1000. Clark has previously said that, according to the airline's calculations, the -1000 needs a 105,000 lb. thrust engine to truly leapfrog the Boeing 777-300ER, which means a new fan and significant wing pylon and undercarriage modifications (ATW, Aug. 1). In an interview last week in Vienna, he told ATW that the A350-900, which will be ...

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