A changing Airbus

By Bjorn Fehrm

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June 3, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airbus, the commercial aircraft part of Airbus group, is in a change period which in terms of its results will be as profound as the many restructuring programs “Power 8”, “Power 8 plus” and “Future EADS” were in unifying and restructuring Airbus after the A380 problems.

The change is taking place in a very different environment. Airbus and Airbus group are no longer plagued by national infighting and severe duplication of resources, the drivers for the previous programs. Rather it is a necessary change for a company that goes from focusing on getting large new aircraft developments out the door and expand market share, to a company which needs to focus productivity and how to avoid complacency.

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