February 13, 2012 / 3:13 AM / 6 years ago

Boeing eyes stretched 787 plane with 320 passenger capacity

<p>A model of Boeing 747 passenger plane is displayed at the Asian Aerospace Expo in Hong Kong September 8, 2009.Bobby Yip</p>

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) is considering introducing a stretched version of its new 787 family, which will enable it to carry 40 more passengers or a total of 320 people, Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes said on Monday.

His remarks came ahead of this week's Singapore Airshow where the U.S. plane maker and its European rival Airbus EAD.PA are aiming to secure more sales from the fast growing airlines in the region.

Reporting by Harry Suhartono; Editing by Anshuman Daga

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