Airbus and Singapore Airlines looking to bring back the world’s longest non-stop flight

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What’s the scoop with Airbus and Singapore Airlines?

In 2013, Singapore Airline ceased its 19-hour direct flights from its home hub to New York, which resulted in adding nearly five hours to the journey with stopovers.

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Now Airbus Group SE’s airliner unit is working on a new A350-900 wide-body variant to allow Singapore Airlines to restore the non-stop US flights and in turn regain the record for the world’s longest airline sector.

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Tell me a little more about the Airbus and Singapore Airlines plan…

Kiran Rao, Airbus’ executive vice president for strategy and marketing, stated that they hope to resume the Singapore to New York flights by 2018, with a premium cabin service.

What else do I need to know about the Airbus and Singapore Airlines plan?

The new A350 variant should be able to make future flights with 25% less fuel burn than older models, which would be much quicker than Boeing flights.

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