EADS – happy flying solo

EADS' failed deal with BAE seems to be a distant memory, as EADS revealed strong results for 2012. Revenue was up 15 per cent and the group has raised its dividend. With its shares up a third since the BAE proposal died in October, and a 15 per cent share buyback in sight, Lex's Stuart Kirk and Vincent Boland discuss how long EADS can exploit the boom in commercial aerospace.