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After a record year for sales, plane maker Airbus aims to keep business going by focusing on space — as in more legroom, not outer. Woolly ambitions once bandied about in the aviation industry for supersonic or stratospheric flight have taken a back seat to more mundane market demands at the European manufacturer. For good reason: Business is booming, and 2013 was a record year in many ways. Airbus said Monday that it received a record 1,619 orders, and delivered a company-best 626 planes — right behind the 648 delivered by U.S. archrival Boeing & Co.
|Airbus Logs Record Year, Plans Roomier Planes|
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