A pilot waves a flag and employees take pictures after the landing of the new Airbus A350 at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, after its maiden flight in southwestern France, June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles
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Global airlines are increasingly aiming for ultralong-haul flights and Airbus SE said it expects more carriers to order planes that can fly from one end of the Earth to the other.A wave of ultralong flights is pushing aircraft manufacturers to come up with planes and engines that can ferry people for 19 and 20 hours nonstop.This year, Qantas started a Perth to London 17-hour service using a Boeing Co. Dreamliner and Singapore Airlines Ltd. last month said it's reviving the Singapore-New York service, a 19-hour flight that will become the world's longest.
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