Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A350-900 on July 13, an event celebrated by Airbus as a major milestone for the program. After all, the aircraft was the first A350 delivered to a North American customer. But while Delta now is slowly starting to renew its widebody fleet, this delivery cannot hide the fact that the U.S. market has been troubling for three of the latest widebody programs—the A350 and Boeing 787 and 777X. The facts are sobering. None of the three legacy U.S. ...

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