ILA Berlin Airshow 2012
The ILA Berlin Air Show, which runs Sept. 11-16, draws industry members and governments from around the world to see the latest aircraft and technical innovations on display. Follow reports from the German capital on what's new and watch videos of the latest developments in aeronautics.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. Chief Executive Tom Enders, who beat his counterpart at Boeing Co. three years ago in a horse race in Wyoming, now has his eyes on a bigger prize: supremacy in global aerospace.
BAE Systems Plc’s planned merger with European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. would create a force for the pursuit of military exports as western weapons- makers struggle with declining budgets in home markets.
European Union nations reiterated their support for the inclusion of aviation in the bloc’s emissions trading system, denying media reports that some members seek a suspension, the EU Climate Commissioner said.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. and BAE Systems Plc are reviving a decade-old plan to build an equal to Boeing Co. that would balance civil and defense operations in an era of shrinking military budgets.
Airbus Military is preparing to push A400M troop-transporter sales to India and other countries as the aircraft maker ramps up the pursuit of overseas customers to turn a profit on Europe’s largest defense program.
Northrop Grumman Corp. and European Aeronautics, Defence & Space stand to benefit from increased European interest in intelligence gathering drones that could trigger additional sales of the Global Hawk used in Afghanistan and Libya, a Northrop Grumman executive said.
Europe should strive for a global solution on airline carbon emissions to avoid a trade dispute with China that already threatens to undermine aircraft sales, said senior politicians representing the four countries where Airbus SAS has its main production sites.
Germany’s smaller aerospace suppliers should explore merging with foreign partners or be taken over to remain relevant, said European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders.
Airbus SAS Chief Executive Office Fabrice Bregier said he wants to hand more power to local sites, in the biggest overhaul since the aircraft maker emerged from the crisis of the delayed A380 superjumbo five years ago.