Paris Air Show No Party for Airbus

Plagued by problems and delays, the A350 widebody is trailing its more fuel-efficient rival, Boeing's Dreamliner

The scenario: Struggling to compete against Boeing's fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner, Airbus redesigns its planned A350 widebody plane under pressure from airlines. It scores a hefty launch order for the revamped aircraft from Qatar Airways, but most other major carriers hang back, even though Airbus offers deep discounts.

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