Airbus has delivered slightly less than expected commercial aircraft during the first nine months of 2019. The company has therefore revised its full-year delivery target for commercial jets to 860 instead of the 880-890 previously targeted. This means that the European planemaker would need to deliver 289 planes in the final quarter – a tough, but achievable feat as Airbus’ previous record in a quarter is 297, which it managed in the same period of 2018. Airbus handed over 571 planes to customers in the first nine months of the year, compared with 301 for Boeing. For the third quarter

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