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.
Hours before announcing plans for the biggest merger in aerospace history, Tom Enders stood on a Berlin airfield and poked fun at the title of German aviation coordinator Peter Hintze by calling him ``the Terminator.''
Tom Enders slipped on his tan leather aviator jacket and shades and settled in the pilot seat of a white helicopter, before commanding the chopper through the skies of northern Germany on its 20-minute flight to Hamburg.
Germany should drop a clause in a foreign-trade law that lets the government block purchases of larger stakes in domestic companies because the rule can impede investments, Airbus SAS Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders said.
Airbus Group Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders said he’s open to merger talks on the company’s space unit and would contemplate taking control of the MBDA missile business as he revamps non-airliner activities.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders said he underestimated political opposition to a combination with BAE Systems Plc and vowed to review strategy after talks collapsed.
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.