Airbus executives are defining their A350 work-packages strategy with a firm eye on maintaining cost competitiveness despite continued dollar exchange-rate pressures. For the short-term, however, company leaders are trying to hold-off pressure to start implementing another major cost-cutting plan. At the same time, Airbus is starting to recognize that its long-held plan to reach breakeven on the A380 with the 250th delivery will likely not be the case, largely due to cost overruns that ...

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