Airbus has launched an “ultra-long range” version of the A350-900 and Singapore Airlines (SIA) has agreed to be the launch customer. SIA has converted seven of its 63 existing A350-900 orders to the A350-900ULR, which can fly up to 19 hours (8,700 nautical miles). The airline plans to use the A350-900ULRs, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2018, to fly from Singapore to the US. SIA has also placed an additional order for four more A350-900s. According to Airbus, ...

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