Airbus said yesterday it has narrowed the list of potential investors bidding to take stakes in industrial sites and become partners in A350 XWB development/production to five candidates, but emphasized that no "identifiable frontrunners" have emerged. The manufacturer said six of 11 bidders already have been eliminated from consideration, leaving GKN, Latecoere, Spirit AeroSystems, Voith and MT Aerospace as the remaining contenders. While Airbus previously said it was selling three sites ...

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