Widely watched deliveries of the newest European long-haul jet
had been delayed by problems in supplies of cabin equipment,
notably from France's Zodiac Aerospace.
Airbus declined to comment ahead of an annual news conference on
orders and deliveries on Jan 11.
It has predicted more than 670 total deliveries for 2016,
including at least 50 A350s. It has also predicted it would sell
at least as many planes as it delivered in 2016.
Rival Boeing was due to issue 2016 data later on Friday,
maintaining its position as the world's largest planemaker by
the number of units delivered.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Editing by Dominique Vidalon)
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