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Airbus confident in safety of its A321 planes

AP , Monday 9 Nov 2015
Airbus Chief Operating Officer for Customers John Leahy poses with a mock of Airbus A350 XWB at a press conference during the second day of the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP)

At the annual airshow in Dubai, Airbus officials say the company is confident in the safety of its A321 aircraft, including the plane that crashed in Egypt.

Airbus Chief Operating Officer for Customers John Leahy told reporters on Monday that he is "very confident in the A321's safety record and the safety of the design."

Vice President of Communications at Airbus Stefan Schaffrath rejected suggestions the aircraft itself was faulty.

The passenger jet, operated by Russia's Metrojet, crashed on Oct. 31, nearly 30 minutes after takeoff from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, heading to St. Petersburg.

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