Up, Up, And Away At Last For Airbus?

Forgeard may be the boss who gets the consortium into shape

The truth has been staring European aerospace executives in the face for years. To compete in a global market dominated by larger U.S. rivals, European aircraft makers need to consolidate. But every time the French, British, German, and Spanish members of marketing consortium Airbus Industrie tried to negotiate a merger, talks broke down in a cacophony of clashing national interests.

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