Thu, Apr 17, 2008
Baseball, Apple Pie... And EADS North America?
boy. French labor unions -- already nervous from efforts on the
part of EADS and Airbus to relocate jobs overseas -- aren't going
to be happy with this one.
EADS CEO Louis Gallois has been watching his company's profits
get pounded by the growing disparity in value between the euro and
the US dollar. He told the Associated Press Tuesday he wants to
transform EADS North America and make it "an American citizen."
Gallois says he wants EADS to meet US security requirements --
and acquire and partner in sites in the United States, or in other
dollar-based countries, or otherwise transfer the company's
activities outside the euro zone.
One big step already taken has been EADS's partnership with
Northrop Grumman on the KC-45A, a new aerial refueling tanker which
earlier beat a Boeing design to win a US Air Force contract for 179
planes, worth $35 billion. Boeing's protest of that award is
expected to bring a ruling from the US Government Accountability
Office by June, though several analysts say the deal will probably
Gallois says Airbus has already sold 400 new jets in the first
quarter, toward its goal of 700 for the year. Coming off a huge
2007 for both Airbus and Boeing, Gallois noted air traffic growth
in Europe and the US and Europe is slowing, but remains strong in
Asia and the Middle East.
Innovative Aerodynamic Technologies Produce Game-Changing Results At the NBAA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Tamarack Aerospac>[...]
Seawings The largest flying boat reference web site and home of the flying boat -- in detail -- on the web; specializes in providing information for the scale modeler in the form o>[...]
Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.>[...]
“This upgrade is an important step in laying the foundation for the NextGen system, which provides controllers a much more precise view of the airspace, gives pilots much mor>[...]
Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website! As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and t>[...]