Well, the cost savings attributed to the competing "WheelTug" product are between $250k-$700k a year, depending on whether you count just fuel and tug costs or include maintenance, depreciation (every minute you run an engine decreases the value of the engine), etc. » 4/13/14 4:19pm 4/13/14 4:19pm

Which is true. Originally, the A350 was supposed to come to market about the same time as the 787 (2 years ago) and was going to compete by being cheaper. Now it's going to be about the same price, and launch later, making it important for it to be in some quantifiable way "better". » 4/09/14 12:19pm 4/09/14 12:19pm

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find much information on what's under the skin of it. On the bright side, it's been taken care of at the Coventry Transport Museum. Get a plane ticket and check out the place... They have some interesting metal laying around.

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