The A350's launch could provide a new opportunity for Italy to increase its share in Airbus transports. Finmeccanica/Alenia Aeronautica is angling for a significant share in the proposed program. The aerospace/defense group could invest up to 400 million euros ($532 million) to obtain work packages for up to 10% of the long-range twinjet. However, although the A350 will retain most of the components of the A330's airframe, its all-new wing is set to be developed and produced in the ...

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