Airbus continues to face challenges at both ends of its product line, announcing the expected reduction in the production rate for the slow-selling A380 even as the A320neo ramp-up faces lingering issues with Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G engine. The further cut in A380 production— to just eight a year in 2019—had been telegraphed and comes after the manufacturer already had announced it was reducing its rate to 15 this year and 12 in 2018, from 27 in 2016, as it struggles ...

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