Airbus affirms deadline for first A350

CEO: Doubts about A350 will can be overcome

The new wide-body A350 currently in production at Airbus will not suffer the three-year delay experienced with Boeing’s 787 before reaching its first customer, Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier tells the Financial Times. The revised target for delivery of the first A350 – the first half of 2014 – is “challenging”, Bregier admits, but “achievable”. Airbus will do better than the long Dreamliner delay in putting the A350 on the market, he says.
There have already been two delays on the date of the first A350 delivery, pushing back the timetable from mid-2013 to possibly mid-2014 due to problems with component suppliers.


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