BAES? Ask someone who knows about the saga of Airbus. Suffice it to say, the BAES (NOT "British Aerospace" any more - certainly not mainly British any more) decisions on this have led to major problems for any hope of a serious aircraft industry in the UK in future. But it was the best decision for their shareholders, so they had to make it.
Not while both companies employ washed out civil servants and ex crab officers who were taken on with no gap in leaving the RAF and joining BAe after the personal intervention of Blair( how much in the Swiss account for that,Tone?).
Crap kit overpriced and late.That's BAe for you.Corrupt as well,as is Blair.