Farnborough Hat Trick for Airbus Airbus came to Farnborough needing to accomplish three things: Demonstrate that it understood and was attacking the A380 production snags; present a new A350 that would capture airlines' attention, preferably via an order from a premier league airline; and sell a few airplanes after a first half that was virtually all Boeing. In the end, it achieved all three, announcing orders and commitments for 182 aircraft valued at $21.5 billion from 12 customers (see ...

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