Airbus A350 XWB rollout. Courtesy, Airbus/H. Gousse The Airbus A350 XWB program—which is on-target for first flight by mid-year—remains a challenge. Entry into service is expected in the second half of 2014. Airbus currently holds 582 firm orders for the type. Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier told ATW last week on the sidelines of the Airbus results press conference that he is “confident of what we have done so far. We bring more maturity for the ...

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