FedEx Corp.'s decision to drop its order for 10 Airbus A380s Freighters in favor of 777s from Boeing is a blow to the European manufacturer's drive to match the Americans' market penetration in both passenger and cargo services for large, long-haul aircraft. Freighters are an Airbus soft spot, but not its only one. For instance, the EADS board still has not given the go-ahead for Airbus to launch the A350XWB to rival Boeing's 787, although a decision is promised soon. EADS and Airbus ...

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