Airbus Heads Home After China Visits

While technically a flight test, the visit gave Airbus the chance to generate buzz that it hopes will translate into orders.

Airbus and its parent company European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. have blamed wiring problems for the holdups, which they say will wipe euro4.8 billion (US$6.2 billion) off profit over the next four years and are complicating plans for a still-unlaunched mid-size jet to compete with Boeing's 787.

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