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Management reshuffle prepares Airbus for record jet output

For the first time a Briton occupies No 2 slot, formerly reserved for a French or German, at the planemaker

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A miscue last week by Airbus's finance director over the future of the A380, mentioning scenarios including cancellation, prompted analysts to ask whether divisions in the company were resurfacing.

Paris

A MANAGEMENT reshuffle at Airbus this week marks another step towards focusing Europe's biggest aerospace company on industrial performance rather than the political interests of key shareholders France and Germany, industry sources said.

But Tuesday's announcement also