MONTREAL—A220 Partnership CEO Philippe Balducchi says Airbus now has “a very good understanding of the cost base“ of the aircraft, but discussions with suppliers are still ongoing. Airbus is aiming at cutting unit costs by a large double-digit percentage to bring the A220 program, formerly the Bombardier C Series, into profitability. While Balducchi anticipates significant efficiency gains internally as output of the A220 increases, extensive external cost reductions are ...

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