Airbus Chief Operating Officer Guenter Butschek has stated in newspaper Tagesspiegel that Airbus Germany should pay the remaining €600 million ($829 million) of a disputed development loan for Airbus’s A350 passenger plane now the aircraft maker has it has assigned 4,000 of the A350 jobs to Germany, 250% more than agreed as a condition for paying out the remaining part of the loan. “We have therefore far exceeded our promises and believe there is now no reason to withhold the remaining payment,” he said in an interview. “The ball is now in the government’s court,” Butschek was quoted as saying.

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