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Amid output problems, Airbus suspends advanced study on 'A320neo-plus' jet

The 30-year-old A320 family is Airbus's most-sold model and competes with Boeing's 737 for the bulk of airline business

Reuters  |  Paris 

Airbus has shelved advanced studies aimed at improving its A320neo jet family, designed in part to fend off a mid-market plane that Boeing hopes to build, two people familiar with the matter said. The surprise decision to back away from the proposed "A320neo-plus" and "A321neo-plus," which would lengthen and modernise both models, comes as Airbus continues to face problems in increasing output for the current versions. "The ramp-up is not going as well as hoped," a person with knowledge of the supply chain said. Another said Airbus had declared ...

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 22:20 IST