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Boeing Mulls Stretching 777 to Knock Out Airbus A380

  • U.S. planemaker has discussed ‘777-10X’ with Emirates, others
  • Proposed wide-body plane would compete with Airbus superjumbo
Spectators watch as Boeing's new 777-200LR plane.
Photographer: Karie Hamilton/Bloomberg
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Boeing Co. is proposing to stretch its largest 777 model to create a twin-engine behemoth aimed at delivering a knock-out blow to Airbus Group SE’s struggling A380 superjumbo, said people familiar with its plans.

The U.S. planemaker has approached several carriers about the plane it calls the 777-10X, including Dubai-based Emirates, the world’s largest operator of both Boeing’s 777 and Airbus’s double-decker aircraft, said the people, who asked not to be identified because talks are private.