As Airbus wraps up a record year of orders and deliveries and focuses on 2012, the aircraft maker cites adherence to the A350 milestone as the biggest internal risk to executing next year’s plan and the turbulence of the western economies as the largest external risk. That is the message Airbus CEO Tom Enders is delivering to investors. Airbus this year delayed the in-service date for the A350-900, the lead aircraft, with first delivery now planned for 2014. The next program steps ...

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