Airbus studying increase in A350 output: CEO

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus <AIR.PA> expects to decide this year whether to increase output of the A350 jet, together with plans already under examination to increase single-aisle output to 70 planes a month from the planned rate of 60, said Chief Executive Tom Enders.

Enders also said he expects that Bombardier <BBDb.TO> will start delivering CSeries jets to Delta Air Lines <DAL.N> "very soon" after Bombardier won a trade ruling against Boeing <BA.N>.

Airbus has agreed to buy majority control of the loss-making jet program from Bombardier, and plans to assemble U.S.-bound CSeries jets at its plant in Alabama in future.

These plans are unaffected, Enders told a news conference in Toulouse on Thursday.


(Reporting by Tim HepherEditing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)