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Airbus A330 Gets Second Wind as Boeing 787 Delay Riles Airlines

Airbus SAS is churning out its A330 wide-body aircraft in record numbers and has rival Boeing Co. to thank for the 17-year-old jet’s second wind.

Production of the twin-aisle jet will rise to 10 a month by mid-2013, from eight now, to satisfy “unprecedented” demand, the Toulouse, France-based manufacturer said yesterday. The jet, which sells for about $200 million at list price, is a favorite in the fleets of carriers including Delta Air Lines Inc. and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.