Boeing is contemplating stretching its 777 to create a jet that would compete and “knock-out” the A380 according to Bloomberg. Boeing has apparently spoken with Emirates and other manufacturers about the 777-10X which would carry up to 450 passengers, the A380 can seat between 489-517.
“We are always evaluating technologies, airplane configurations and market needs,” Boeing spokesman Doug Alder reportedly said. “While no decisions have been made, we will continue to study 777X derivatives and seek customer input to develop products that provide the most value for customers.”
Boeing previously pitched Emirates a 747-8 as an A380 replacement but was unsuccessful.