Airbus picked by Qantas over Boeing to carry out the world's longest flights - CNN Airbus beat Boeing again. The Qantas project sunrise is a niche market, since only very few Airlines will need this kind of range. However in term of prestige it is quite significant since Airbus can now boasted that A350 are more efficient than 777X. If I was in Qantas executive position, it's actually in my opinion has shown from sometime A350 is in better possition. Singapore Airlines already used A350 for Singapore New York route as currently the longest Non Stop route. Boeing 777X version that being prepared at this moment is 777-9 which did not optimised for more than 16-17 hrs flight. This supposed to be handle by 777-8 which Boeing has not begin to prepare yet due to delay in 777-9. Again, with so many bad decisions that Boeing Management done in this last couple of years, I still don't understand why their shareholders still keeping this Management team.