Airbus now has “a very good understanding of the cost base” of the A220 program, but negotiations with suppliers, key to bringing down costs, are still ongoing, Airbus-Bombardier partnership CEO Philippe Balducchi said. Airbus aims to cut unit costs by a large double-digit percentage to bring the A220 program, formerly the Bombardier CSeries, into profitability. While Balducchi anticipates significant efficiency gains internally as output of the A220 is increased over time, the ...

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