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Airbus sales chief sees some export credit cover in 2017

SAN DIEGO, March 6 (Reuters) - Airbus expects to have access to some European export credit financing on a "case by case" basis in 2017, its sales chief said on Monday.

European Export Credit agencies (ECA) suspended financing for Airbus deliveries in 2016 amid a UK investigation into the use of sales agents.

"I would be expecting that we will get ECA cover on a case-by-case basis this year," John Leahy, chief operating officer for customers said in an interview.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Bernard Orr)