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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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    Western defence companies are on the back foot as deep cuts work their way through the...
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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

    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...

  36. 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...

  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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