27 July 2013
Airbus studies the takeover of Spirit´s fuselage-assembly plant in France to protect A350 XWB. “If we manage it, we buy it.”
Airbus is exploring the purchase of a factory owned by U.S. supplier Spirit Aerosystems to limit production risks on its A350 wide-body, the head of the aircraft program said.
“We’ll look and see if the most efficient thing for Spirit and Airbus would be for us to manage the plant,” Evrard said at the Paris Air Show. “If we manage it, we buy it.”