Airbus sets A350 maiden flight for Friday: source
PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus EAD.PA has set Friday June 14 as the date for the maiden flight of its A350 passenger jet, a source familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.
Europe's first carbon-composite jetliner, developed at an estimated cost of $15 billion, is designed to compete with U.S. rival Boeing's (BA.N: Quote) 787 Dreamliner and targets a market valued at several hundred billion dollars in coming years.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Editing by Laurence Frost)
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