• Bloomberg


Airbus NV has dispatched two experts to Jakarta to assist in the investigation of the missing A320 airliner operated by AirAsia Bhd., the budget carrier that rose from almost nothing in 2001 to become the plane maker’s biggest customer.

The single-aisle jet lost contact with air traffic control Sunday morning, operating a scheduled service from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore with 155 passengers. Joining the Airbus team will be experts from France’s BEA air accident investigation bureau, which routinely sends staff to probe aircraft accidents involving planes made in France.

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