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'Crisis' talk spurs war of words at Airbus German CEO blasts French predecessor TIM HEPHER
Reuters News Agency
BERLIN -- Friction at the helm of Airbus SAS took a new twist yesterday as its first German boss implicitly rebuked the Frenchman who now runs parent EADS NV for saying the plane maker was in a "growth crisis."
The unusually outspoken response by Airbus chief executive officer Gustav Humbert reflected embarrassment inside the Boeing rival over comments by EADS co-CEO Noël Forgeard, who held Mr. Humbert's job until he was promoted last year.
Airbus has been trying in vain to keep a lid on proposed changes to its newest design, the twin-jet A350, until it is ready to go public with a blueprint designed to halt the runaway success of a rival Boeing Co. model, the 787 Dreamliner.
Originally posted by El Tiante
And Airbus doesn't want to have to hire new engineers because french employment law states that these people would have to be under paid contract for 5 years and could never be fired.
Please explain your cheep knock off comment.
Originally posted by El TianteThe A350 is going to get pushed back to 2013 or 2014, but I predict as usual, they will just end up doing a cheap knock off of a Boeing plane, in this case the 787, to try to get the product earlier to market.