Qantas selects Airbus over Boeing for world’s longest flights

FILE PHOTO: A passenger stands in front of a window where Qantas planes are parked at Melbourne Airport, Australia, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Qantas Airways <QAN.AX> picked Airbus SE <AIR.PA> over Boeing Co <BA.N> as the preferred supplier for jets capable of the world’s longest commercial flights from Sydney to London, dealing the U.S. planemaker its latest setback this year. The choice of up to 12 A350-1000 planes fitted with an extra fuel tank […]

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