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The Latest: Airbus confident in A321 safety, rejects suggestion plane in Egypt crash faulty

  • The mountains of south Sinai are viewed from the window during a flight to Cairo from Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian news agencies are quoting Dmitry Gorin, vice president of the Russian Travel Agencies Association, as saying the number of Russian tourists brought home from Egypt is likely to reach 23,000 by mid-day. Their returns come after last week's announcement that Russia was suspending new passenger flights to Egypt because of security concerns in the aftermath of the Oct. 31 plane crash. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

    The mountains of south Sinai are viewed from the window during a flight to Cairo from Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian news agencies are quoting Dmitry Gorin, vice president of the Russian Travel Agencies Association, as saying the number of Russian tourists brought home from Egypt is likely to reach 23,000 by mid-day. Their returns come after last week's announcement that Russia was suspending new passenger flights to Egypt because of security concerns in the aftermath of the Oct. 31 plane crash. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Passengers board an Egyptair Express plane bound for Cairo at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, south Sinai, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian news agencies are quoting Dmitry Gorin, vice president of the Russian Travel Agencies Association, as saying the number of Russian tourists brought home from Egypt is likely to reach 23,000 by mid-day. Their returns come after last week's announcement that Russia was suspending new passenger flights to Egypt because of security concerns in the aftermath of the Oct. 31 plane crash. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

    Passengers board an Egyptair Express plane bound for Cairo at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, south Sinai, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian news agencies are quoting Dmitry Gorin, vice president of the Russian Travel Agencies Association, as saying the number of Russian tourists brought home from Egypt is likely to reach 23,000 by mid-day. Their returns come after last week's announcement that Russia was suspending new passenger flights to Egypt because of security concerns in the aftermath of the Oct. 31 plane crash. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ground personnel oversee the departure of an Egyptair Express flight bound for Cairo at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport in south Sinai, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian news agencies are quoting Dmitry Gorin, vice president of the Russian Travel Agencies Association, as saying the number of Russian tourists brought home from Egypt is likely to reach 23,000 by mid-day. Their returns come after last week's announcement that Russia was suspending new passenger flights to Egypt because of security concerns in the aftermath of the Oct. 31 plane crash. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

    Ground personnel oversee the departure of an Egyptair Express flight bound for Cairo at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport in south Sinai, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian news agencies are quoting Dmitry Gorin, vice president of the Russian Travel Agencies Association, as saying the number of Russian tourists brought home from Egypt is likely to reach 23,000 by mid-day. Their returns come after last week's announcement that Russia was suspending new passenger flights to Egypt because of security concerns in the aftermath of the Oct. 31 plane crash. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over a week ago that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)

10:25 a.m.

At the annual airshow in Dubai, Airbus officials say the company is confident in the safety of its A321 aircraft, including the plane that crashed in Egypt.

Airbus Chief Operating Officer for Customers John Leahy told reporters on Monday that he is "very confident in the A321's safety record and the safety of the design."

Vice President of Communications at Airbus Stefan Schaffrath rejected suggestions the aircraft itself was faulty.

The passenger jet, operated by Russia's Metrojet, crashed on Oct. 31, nearly 30 minutes after takeoff from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, heading to St. Petersburg.