Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has cut plans to sell its factories from three to one. The Daily Telegraph

Citing fears about delays, Airbus said that, rather than selling three plants in France and Germany and seeking partners to invest in three others, it would sell one and find investors for the other five, and possibly a sixth.

It aims to sell its plant at Laupheim, Germany, and seek investors for Meaulte and St Nazaire Ville in France, Nordenham and Varel in Germany, and Filton in Britain.

Varel and St Nazaire Ville were originally put up for outright sale.