EADS faces the prospect of delayed payback on all three of its big three aircraft development programs, following a $2-billion overrun on the A400M, unless it can persuade its customers and partners to help share some of the extra cost. The company has already seen a two-year delay in the A380 mega-transport push back its break-even point to no earlier than 10 years from now. With A350 deliveries now slated to start only in 2013, break-even on that aircraft will also be several years ...

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