Airbus President Gustav Humbert does not see a need to get serious with a successor for the A320, which has now been in service for 17 years. "We have the more modern aircraft [compared to the A320]." He admitted that the A350 might eat into what was to date the A340-300's market, but "we don't hold back a technological development because it might affect an existing product."
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