21-Sep-2009 11:15 AM

Spanish work share on A350 to double

Spain’s allocation of production of work on the Airbus A350 XWB has reportedly been increased from 5-10%, at the expense of production in Germany (reportedly by 3-4%) and the UK (Reuters, 18-Sep-2009). Germany is expected to ultimately take a larger role in the development and production of a replacement for the A320, with development work expected to start late next decade, primarily in Hamburg.