Despite EADS’s loss of the KC-X tanker competition to Boeing last week, Airbus remains committed to boosting Airbus A330 output. The aircraft maker, in advance of KC-X, had announced plans to ramp up output to 10 aircraft per month in the second quarter of 2013 from eight widebodies currently. The decision to boost output was based entirely on the commercial market requirements in the 2013-14 timeframe, so KC-X will not impact plans, a company official says. Even if Airbus had ...
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