EADS has explained that its warning last week that the A350XWB’s first delivery to Qatar Airways could slip into the second half of 2013 was prompted by concerns over the pace of the systems-installation design. “We’ve said it would be more reasonable to target an entry into service in the second half of 2013 because we’re probably a bit late compared with our planning at the beginning of the year,” says Airbus chief operating officer Fabrice Bregier. Addressing an EADS investor ...


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