Why BAE-EADS Merger Is Double Trouble for Boeing

Reuters – At an awards ceremony in April, Boeing honored 14 “suppliers of the year.” Prominent among them: BAE Systems, the British arms maker now in talks to merge with Boeing’s biggest civilian rival, EADS, maker of Airbus jets.

The potential pairing of a top Boeing partner with its fiercest competitor shows how deeply the deal could disrupt the complex relationships in the aerospace and defense industries. The BAE-EADS merger would create the world’s largest integrated defense and commercial aviation company with annual sales of $92.4 billion (56.9 billion pounds), topping Boeing by more than a third, based on 2011 figures. more> http://tinyurl.com/cf4ejs9


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