BLAGNAC, France (AP) — Airbus is refusing to be drawn into the problems afflicting Boeing Co.'s Dreamliner plane as it reported a record number of deliveries for last year.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the company's annual commercial results presentation Thursday, Airbus Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier says it isn't his place to "give Boeing lessons" and noted that the European aircraft maker has had problems of its own "in the past."
The Dreamliner has been grounded across the world following a string of technical problems.
Airbus said it plans to increase production again this year, ramping up to deliver more than 600 aircraft from 2012's 588, while taking in new orders for at least 700 jets. In 2012, it took in orders for 914 new jets, above expectations.