BAE Systems to sell Airbus stake to EADS for £3bn

#2
Taz_786 said:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,174-2123389,00.html

Does this mean we cant now claim British involvement in the building of the A380 superjumbo?

Thats crap.
It dont look good for the boys who work on Airbus wings in Filton. This sale will shift production to cheaper labour European countries
 
#3
I doubt it very much. The sheer cost of building modern airframe manufacturing facilites is prohibative, and getting the skills required by the workforce would take years of training and would delay Airbus production. It would be far cheaper for whoever wins the bidding war to take over the existing facilities. Airbus is a massive success and has order streching many years into the future. They cannot afford to have any interruptions in production now.
 

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