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Airbus deepens carmaker tack to drive output

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Airbus is running its supply chain at the equivalent of 2-5 A350 jets a month, halfway towards an assembly goal of 10 a month by 2018.

Paris

AN industrial drumbeat is picking up in European aircraft factories as Airbus borrows a new range of carmaking strategies to keep pace with record demand.

Technologically, modern jetliners have more in common with a custom-built Formula 1 than a family saloon. But their