LONDON, June 25 Airbus's revised target
to deliver its new widebody A350 passenger jet during the first
half of 2014 is "challenging" but "achievable", the company's
CEO Fabrice Bregier told the Financial Times on Monday.
Bregier said he believed the A350 would not suffer the
three-year delay that Boeing's widebody 787 encountered
before reaching its first customer.
Airbus would " better, let's put it this way, on the
A350 than the market consensus believes we will do," he was
quoted as saying.
Airbus' A350 programme has already been subject to two
delays, pushing back the timetable for delivering the new jet to
its first customer from the middle of 2013 to potentially the
middle of 2014, partly because of problems with component