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Airbus gears up for A350 launch

Airbus, the European planemaker owned by EADS, is preparing to launch its A350 aircraft this year.

The aircraft is a rival to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, which has been grounded temporarily because of safety concerns.

But Airbus itself has also suffered problems in the past, notably with costly over-runs in building its A380 superjumbo.

But as the BBC's Jeremy Howell reports, the A350 gives Airbus a chance to put any problems behind it, drive up revenues, and steal a march on its struggling competitor.

  • 28 Feb 2013