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PARIS (Reuters) – Jet deals with a difficulty to fulfill shipment targets for the A350 jet this year due to issues with providers, the head of the European planemaker said in remarks published on Wednesday. Airbus still needs to provide a minimum of 41 of the new long-haul jets to reach a target of more than 50 for the whole year, after a slow start blamed partially on shortages of seats and lavatories. “The target stays a difficulty because some of our commercial partners are experiencing difficulties,” Fabrice Bregier, president and CEO of the planemaking department of Airplane Group (PA:-RRB- told France’s La Tribune daily in an interview. Asked whether this indicated problems and hold-ups with cabin equipment from France’s Zodiac Aerospace (PA:-RRB- remained unresolved, Bregier said: “The scenario is improving, however insufficient to enable us to fulfill all our dedications. Improvement strategies have actually been introduced, however far too late”. Zodiac said on Tuesday the operational performance of its Cabin branch continued to be influenced by problems with lavatories for the Jet A350, but that hold-ups in seat production were coming under control. Bregier revealed higher optimism about production of the smaller sized A320neo, stating problems with Pratt & & Whitney (N:-RRB- engines were being fixed and Jet aimed to catch up with delivery strategies in the 2nd half of the year. “It is achievable, even if it is a stretch,” he said. Bregier said Airplane did not yet have adequate guarantees of orders to dedicate to a possible larger variation of the A350 to take on Boeing’s 406-seat 777-9, which discussions of an engine revamp of the slow-selling A380 were on hold in the meantime. (This version of the story remedies Bregier’s first name in the third paragraph.) Disclaimer: Combination Media wish to remind you that the data contained in this website is not always real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex costs are not offered by exchanges but rather by market makers, therefore prices may not be precise and may vary from the real market value, suggesting prices are indicative and not proper for trading purposes. Therefore Blend Media does n`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you may incur as a result of utilizing this information. Blend Media or anybody included with Blend Media will decline any liability for loss or damage as an outcome of dependence on the info including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals included within this website. Please be fully informed concerning the threats and expenses associated with trading the monetary markets, it is among the riskiest financial investment types possible.