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Airbus counts on year-end deliveries to boost earnings as delays pile up

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Mr Enders insists Airbus can reach its goal of matching 2015's profit by clawing back the delivery shortfall once glitches are fixed.

Toulouse

AIRBUS Group NV has pinned its prospects for 2016 on the final months of the year, saying delivery delays involving the company's newest planes mean annual earnings will hinge on securing a late spurt in output.

Airbus shares have fallen the most in four-and-a-half months