Amid output problems, Airbus suspends advanced study on 'A320neo-plus' jet

Airbus has shelved advanced studies aimed at improving its A320neo jet family, designed in part to fend off a mid-market plane that Boeing hopes to build, two people familiar with the matter said.

The surprise decision to back away from the proposed "A320neo-plus" and "A321neo-plus," which would lengthen and modernise both models, comes as Airbus continues to face problems in increasing output for the current versions. "The ramp-up is not going as well as hoped," a person with knowledge of the supply.....

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