LE BOURGET, France—Airbus is confident it no longer needs a large Airbus A330 order from China to be able to sustain the new rate of six per month, according to Executive Vice President-Procurement Klaus Richter. “2016 is looking very good already,” Richter told Aviation Daily at the Paris air show. Any order from China would likely lead Airbus to add one or two aircraft to the monthly output. Airbus currently has a backlog of 174 A330ceos—A330-200s, -300s and ...


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