Diehl Group Chairman Thomas Diehl says the company “underestimated” the adverse financial effect of design changes in Airbus’ A350 development program, noting, for example, that the size of baggage bins has been changed several times. The German manufacturer spent €100 million ($126 million) on the A350 cabin in 2011, about 50% more than originally planned, although Diehl notes that the cost issue is now more or less “off the table.” The A350 cabin is made by Diehl Aircabin, a joint ...
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