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Airbus to Redesign A350 Fuel Tank, Delays Qantas’ Sydney-London Project Sunrise Flights

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Airbus has encountered a setback with the introduction of an ultra-long-range variant of its A350-1000 jet, aimed at facilitating non-stop flights for Qantas Airways from Sydney to London. The delay stems from regulatory demands for a redesign of an additional fuel tank, essential for the airline’s ambitious “Project Sunrise.” (www.airguide.info) More...

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.... "This is not the first instance of Airbus facing regulatory challenges over fuel tank designs. The company previously encountered delays with its A321XLR program due to concerns that a novel fuel tank design could increase fire risks."

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