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Brexit Exposes U.K. to Worldwide Raid on Airbus Wing Production

  • China, U.S., Mexico said to seek slice of new plane programs
  • Enders: ‘Our first commitment is not to any particular nation’
An employee inspects a wingbox section for an Airbus SAS aircraft at GKN Plc’s Aerospace factory in Filton, U.K.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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Britain’s five-decade dominance of wing construction for Airbus SE jets is under threat from rival countries playing up the uncertainties surrounding Brexit to pitch for a share of the high-value, precision manufacturing work.