Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier does not see an imminent effect of the Boeing 787 grounding on the Airbus A350 program, which also plans to use the lithium-ion batteries like those that are causing problems for Boeing. Bregier says that “Airbus went through discussions with the U.S. Federal Aviation administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) about the electric architecture of the aircraft and they seemed very happy at the time.” Airbus will “carefully study” ...


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