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  1. September 19, 2014

    Industrial companies relieved at No vote

    British industry saluted Scotland’s decision , with the vote allaying fears over the future of the country’s aerospace and...

  2. April 30, 2014

    Space industry plans win extra thrust

    A new National Space Security Policy will make the UK more resilient to disruption of space services – whether through...

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  1. beyondbrics

    March 26, 2014

    Russia's Sukhoi eyes big jet deal with Chinese company

    Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aviation has reached a preliminary agreement to supply up to 100 Superjet-100’s to China in what would...

  2. 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,...

  3. October 13, 2013

    Europe defence groups urge technology sharing

    Some of Europe’s biggest defence companies have called on their governments to help them win foreign contracts by allowing...

  4. 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...

  5. September 16, 2013

    Thales chief laments group’s international market prowess

    The head of Thales has sharply criticised the defence electronics group’s failure to win the international business it so...

  6. July 9, 2013

    Brussels joins €22bn stimulus initiative

    Brussels is to team up with a number of large European companies to co-invest more than €22bn in key sectors in an effort to...

  7. June 30, 2013

    France sells down stake in Aéroports de Paris for €738m

    France has sold a chunk of its shares in Aéroports de Paris for €738m, as part of its programme of reducing state industrial...

  8. June 16, 2013

    Drones: Delay over ground rules hampers civilian progress

    One of the UK army’s earliest modern drones was so notorious for not returning from its missions in Kosovo in the early...

  9. June 16, 2013

    EADS: Focus shifts to profits after failed deal with BAE

    His much-cherished deal crashed and burnt, but Tom Enders, chief executive of EADS, has subsequently secured far-reaching...

  10. May 27, 2013

    Signalling: Cultural complexities play role in International Express upgrade

    Even by the multicultural standards of suburban New York City, the route of New York subway’s 7 train through Queens is...

  11. May 3, 2013

    UK plans to lead world in commercial use of pilotless drones

    Britain’s skies could soon be buzzing with pilotless drones fighting fires, assessing storm damage and delivering transplant...

  12. May 2, 2013

    Inside Business: Dirigisme dies hard in France

    Arnaud Montebourg could hardly have chosen a more fitting day to launch his latest public assault on one of the world’s...

  13. April 15, 2013

    Succession planning helps fuel CEO turnover

    Planned turnover of chief executives at the world’s biggest companies has reached its highest level this century, as...

  14. April 4, 2013

    Inside Business: EADS still faces tests

    Changes at EADS are coming thick and fast. But whether they are far-reaching enough to make Europe’s leading aerospace and...

  15. April 2, 2013

    EADS backs Ranque and €3.8bn buyback

    The new EADS board of directors on Tuesday elected Denis Ranque, former chief executive of Thales, as its new chairman. The...

  16. March 27, 2013

    EADS: ready for take-off

    If Tom Enders ever decides to quit EADS, could somebody offer him a job in Brussels? Anyone who can persuade France and...

  17. March 7, 2013

    Lagardère plans EADS stake sale

    Lagardère, the French media group, said on Thursday that it expected to sell its 7.4 per cent stake in EADS, the aerospace...

  18. March 1, 2013

    Thales lifts profits and eyes EM growth

    Thales, the French defence electronics group, pleased the market on Friday after reporting 2012 profits that beat...

  19. March 1, 2013

    Italian banks slide on election results

    Fears that Italy’s inconclusive elections would jolt Europe back into a crisis triggered a sell-off across risky assets this...

  20. February 5, 2013

    American to join EADS board for US market

    EADS is planning to bring an American on to its board for the first time, as the European aerospace and defence company...

  21. February 4, 2013

    EADS turns to ex-Thales boss as chairman

    Denis Ranque, the former chief executive of Thales, has emerged as frontrunner to be the next chairman of EADS. Two people...

  22. January 23, 2013

    Dreamliner battery probe continues

    Japanese regulators investigating Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner disclosed on Wednesday that they had so far found no evidence that...

  23. December 27, 2012

    Dassault chief steps back from controls

    At Istres on France’s south coast last week Dassault Aviation carried out the first public flight of its prototype unmanned...

  24. December 19, 2012

    Recovery talk lifts construction stocks

    European markets continued to rally for a second day as investors bought into riskier assets. The FTSE Eurofirst 300 gained...

  25. December 5, 2012

    Dassault Aviation chief to step down

    One of the most keenly anticipated succession processes in French industry is set to unfold following confirmation that...

  26. November 15, 2012

    EADS launches external ethics audit

    EADS, the pan-European aerospace and defence company, has launched an external assessment of its compliance systems after...

  27. November 14, 2012

    Industry voice emerges from BAE wreckage

    When Harald Wilhelm, EADS finance director, presented the Franco-German aerospace manufacturer’s financial results last...

  28. October 11, 2012

    EADS considers options after failed bid

    From Tom Enders, the German chief executive of EADS , the message was clear on Wednesday. In a letter to his 133,000...

  29. September 27, 2012

    Three French senators back BAE-EADS deal

    Just as the mooted deal to bring together EADS, the Franco-German aerospace group, and BAE Systems of the UK appeared to be...

  30. September 16, 2012

    A third quest for the holy grail of defence

    Seen from Paris, a merger between EADS and BAE is a holy grail, deeply desired and long in coming. In 1997, a first attempt...

  31. September 16, 2012

    EADS and Elysée politics threaten Dassault

    Up until France’s presidential election in May, Dassault Aviation was sitting unchallenged as the country’s anointed defence...

  32. September 13, 2012

    How EADS-BAE seized the moment

    The UK and US were cutting their defence budgets, Saudi Arabia still had not signed BAE Systems’ single most important...

  33. September 13, 2012

    Quest for a European defence champion

    If the proposed combination of EADS and BAE Systems goes through, it would mark the culmination of 15 years of efforts to...

  34. September 13, 2012

    Broker cuts EADS on BAE merger talks

    Adverse reaction from analysts to news of a potential tie-up between EADS and BAE Systems dominated trading in Europe. EADS...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2012

    Indonesia: Sukhoi passenger jet lost

    Dreadful news for the Russian aviation industry. A Sukhoi SuperJet 100, the first new Russian passenger plane since the...

  36. April 5, 2012

    AirTanker races to fix RAF refuelling leaks

    AirTanker is scrambling to stop leaks occurring as its tanker aircraft refuels UK military jets. The tankers are due to make...

  37. March 22, 2012

    Dassault warns over uncertain recovery

    The glimmer of recovery in the business jet market remains uncertain, the French business and military jetmaker Dassault...

  38. March 15, 2012

    UK diplomat accused of tobacco lobbying

    A senior British diplomat has been accused of breaking UK and international health guidelines by lobbying his host...

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