A350 production delay fears
Mar 26 2008 by Alistair Houghton, Liverpool Daily Post
FEARS have surfaced that production of Airbus’ newest passenger jet – the extra wide-bodied A350 XWB – may be delayed.
The redesigned A350 is struggling to catch up with rival aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s hugely successful 787 Dreamliner which was launched four years ago and has captured more than 800 orders to date.
Wings for the A350 are to be made from carbon composite materials at Airbus’s aerospace complex at Broughton, near Chester. The work is seen as crucial in helping secure the future of the site and its 7,000 jobs in the development of a new generation of lighter, more fuel-efficient airliners.
Amazingly enough, this is the entire article that was posted to the Liverpool Daily Post early this morning. There's no attribution whatsoever and it reads like it's missing about six paragraphs explaining what 'FEARS' actually means. I'm not usually one to call a reporter out, but unless you have something factual to back up such claims or your editor decided to remove the purpose for your story, then just don't even bother.
With first flight four years away, this article has a Malaysia Sun feel to it; ample heat, but no light.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any insight as to what this may actually be about.
Read the complete post at http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2008/03/grain-of-salt-a350-production.html
Wed, Mar 26 2008 11:54 AM
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