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Airbus steps up pressure on suppliers over Canadian jet

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By Tim HepherMONTREAL (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus is ratcheting up pressure on suppliers like United Technologies to cut costs for its Canadian-developed A220 jetliner as it expands factory facilities to cope with anticipated demand for the former Bombardier model.Long seen as low on the list of priorities for top suppliers as Canada struggled to break into the main airliner market, the A220 now has the clout of the world's second largest planemaker behind it after Airbus bought the loss-making project last year.Philippe Balducchi, head of an Airbus-led venture which took over production ...

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First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 01:52 IST