This was supposed to be a pivotal year for Airbus. The aircraft manufacturer had planned to ramp up production of the A350 and the new A320neo, delivering the next-generation airliners to eager customers. But the carefully scripted ramp-ups have been blown off course by suppliers, whose late deliveries have left nearly complete airplanes missing everything from engines to bathroom doors. Airbus plans to deliver 50 A350s this year. With seven months to go, it has delivered just nine. Now ...


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