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    1. January 2, 2014

      EADS changes name to Airbus

      EADS, the European aerospace and defence group created in 2000, on Thursday changed its name to Airbus. The name European...

    2. December 26, 2013

      3D printing reshapes factory floor

      3D enters a new dimension For all the hype surrounding 3D printers and the potential for a new industrial revolution, their...

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    1. December 19, 2013

      Gripen outmanoeuvres bigger rivals in Brazilian dogfight

      When Europe’s Typhoon lost the battle against Sweden’s smaller, cheaper Gripen to be Switzerland’s new fighter jet last...

    2. December 18, 2013

      AgustaWestland beats Eurocopter to £1bn Norwegian deal

      Norway has agreed to buy 16 AgustaWestland search and rescue helicopters for more than £1bn, in another blow to Eurocopter,...

    3. December 15, 2013

      Europe’s growing capabilities gap

      When arms salesmen bemoan low military spending, taxpayers are right to hold on tightly to their wallets. Defence bosses...

    4. December 13, 2013

      Week in Review, December 14

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. EADS to cut 5,800  jobs as part of...

    5. December 12, 2013

      EADS / Airbus – up in the AIR

      The only way is up at EADS. Since the breakdown of its merger with BAE Systems in October last year, shares in the maker of...

    6. December 12, 2013

      EADS chief calls for EU drone budget

      Europe will have to buy its next fighter jet from the US or Asia if it does not invest in its own defence industry and allow...

    7. December 12, 2013

      EADS chief says civil wing will help group soar

      Things are looking good for Tom Enders right now. The chief executive of EADS has seen the European aerospace and defence...

    8. December 11, 2013

      EADS shares jump 8% on better than expected profit outlook

      Shares in EADS jumped more than 8 per cent on Wednesday as Europe’s biggest aerospace and defence company surprised the...

    9. December 10, 2013

      EADS warns of compulsory redundancies

      EADS has warned that it may have to make up to 1,450 compulsory job cuts as it sheds 5,800 positions, sparking anger from...

    10. FT Alphaville

      December 10, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: A record-high close for the S&P 500 in the US did little to support markets in Asia, which were mostly adrift in...

    11. December 9, 2013

      EADS cuts jobs amid reduced defence spend

      EADS is to cut 5,800 jobs at its defence businesses and close sites in Paris, Munich, Spain and Britain as it tries to lift...

    12. December 8, 2013

      Unions gear up for fight over EADS’s defence arm shake-up

      When Tom Enders launched EADS’s €36bn tie-up with Britain’s BAE Systems last year it was meant to unshackle the pan-European...

    13. December 6, 2013

      Week in Review, December 7

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Executives to stand trial in EADS...

    14. December 2, 2013

      Daimler and Lagardère face trial on insider trading charges

      Daimler, Lagardère and seven current and former Airbus and EADS executives are to stand trial in France for alleged insider...

    15. December 1, 2013

      Glasgow crash helicopter model faced safety fears last year

      European air safety authorities issued a directive last year requiring preflight inspections of the type of helicopter that...

    16. November 14, 2013

      EADS cuts cash flow guidance due to high costs of A350

      EADS on Thursday cut its cash flow guidance for 2013 because of higher costs on some of its flagship aircraft programmes and...

    17. November 11, 2013

      Proposals to shake up Norway’s oil fund

      Norway’s $800bn oil fund would undergo its biggest organisational change in a decade under proposals from a...

    18. November 5, 2013

      Worst may still be to come for defence sector

      As US lawmakers squabbled over how to reduce the national deficit, increasing the risk they would trigger deep,...

    19. October 28, 2013

      EADS plans to cull jobs and cut defence costs

      EADS is planning to cull jobs and slash costs as Europe’s biggest aerospace company restructures its defence business, which...

    20. October 9, 2013

      Offset side deals spark calls for transparency

      For the past few years, BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest defence contractor, has reaped some of its biggest dividends from an...

    21. October 7, 2013

      Leading UK industrialists move to address skills shortages

      A group of leading industrialists has pledged to recruit five per cent of its permanent workforce from among graduate...

    22. October 7, 2013

      Shares in Europe hit by US budget woes

      European markets woke up on Monday to the fact that a possible US default is just 10 days away, with no sign of a solution...

    23. September 30, 2013

      Hedge funds move out of shorts with eyes on bull run in markets

      Hedge funds’ bets on falling share prices have dropped to their lowest level in years as traders predict an extended bull...

    24. September 29, 2013

      EADS transport aircraft set to head for the skies

      One of Europe’s most expensive military-industrial collaborations will yield its first aircraft on Monday, when the giant...

    25. September 29, 2013

      Saab chief says low price tag makes Gripen jets stand out from rivals

      Defence company salesmen like to exalt their jet fighters’ supersonic speeds, superior radar-evading stealth and bulging...

    26. September 26, 2013

      European shares back on US buying list

      American GIs were famously described as “overpaid, oversexed and over here” when they arrived in Britain during the second...

    27. September 24, 2013

      Inquiry opens on the safety of North Sea helicopters

      Regulators on Tuesday launched a wide-ranging safety review of helicopter operations in the North Sea after five accidents...

    28. September 23, 2013

      Companies diary: September 23 – September 29

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    29. September 17, 2013

      Boeing swoops closer to capturing South Korea fighter contract

      Lockheed Martin is battling to remain in contention to sell its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to South Korea, after the key US...

    30. September 16, 2013

      TCI hedge fund ups pressure on EADS over Dassault Aviation stake

      The activist hedge fund TCI has asked the board of EADS to transfer its €4bn stake in Dassault Aviation directly to...

    31. September 16, 2013

      Defence contractors face changes to long-term government ties

      At a dinner in the autumn of 1993 now known as “the last supper”, the US deputy secretary of defence told industry...

    32. September 12, 2013

      France unveils sweeping plan to revive flagging industrial base

      France has unveiled a sweeping plan to revive its flagging industrial prowess that underscores efforts by the Socialist...

    33. September 10, 2013

      Hammond rejects Brussels defence procurement plan

      The UK has vowed it will resist ceding any power to Brussels as the European Commission seeks to centralise Europe’s defence...

    34. September 5, 2013

      Super Puma crash team say ‘no evidence’ of technical failure

      UK investigators probing a crash by a Super Puma helicopter into the North Sea said on Thursday they had so far found no...

    35. September 5, 2013

      Eurofighter export markets prove a tough testing ground

      Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain are the original partners in Eurofighter, with Austria joining in 2002 and Saudi Arabia in...

    36. September 5, 2013

      Royal connection is Typhoon’s secret weapon in the Middle East

      Europe’s costliest defence procurement project and the bedrock of its military aerospace industry was not supposed to need...

    37. September 4, 2013

      Olympus faces SFO prosecution

      Olympus is to be prosecuted by the UK anti-fraud agency in the first international charges levelled at the Japanese...

    38. September 2, 2013

      Eurocopter under pressure to replace Super Puma after death crash

      Flights of Eurocopter’s Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea have been allowed to resume after last month’s fatal crash,...

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