AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes has called on Airbus to launch the A330neo, dismissing the A350-800 as a bad choice. Fernandes has tweeted that the A330neo would be “a great plane” and a “perfect combination” with the A350-900. “I want that plane. Airbus don’t get it [sic]. They would own the market with the A330neo,” he tweeted. Fernandes has calculated that the A330neo would have a 5% fuel burn advantage over the A350-800 on a 6,000 nm ...

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