Airbus plans to outsource 50% of A350 XWB development and will explore "a range of financing sources" to meet the expected €10 billion ($13.3 billion) in production costs for the program cleared by the EADS board late last week (ATWOnline, Dec. 4). EADS co-CEO and Airbus President and CEO Louis Gallois said at a Paris briefing yesterday that "global outsourcing and risk-sharing partnerships" will mitigate development costs, adding that the manufacturer is "actively in discussions with ...

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