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Airbus says has not found any suppliers affected by Kobe scandal

Airbus says has not found any suppliers affected by Kobe scandal

PARIS - Airbus does not buy products directly from Japan's Kobe Steel but is investigating whether any of its suppliers are affected by a cheating scandal, an Airbus spokesman said.

"So far we have not identified any suppliers that procure materials from Kobe Steel for parts fitted on our aircraft," he said by email.

The Nikkei newspaper reported earlier that more than 30 non-Japanese customers including Airbus had been affected by data fabrication discovered at the Japanese firm. REUTERS