Amsterdam, (AIRBUS) - The two CEOs of EADS – Tom Enders and the newly appointed Louis Gallois – are refocusing the company on its operational business. “Due to the management difficulties of recent weeks and the A380 crisis EADS’ reputation is at stake. We’ll have to regain the trust of our customers, investors and – not least – our employees in the management, the strategy and the products of EADS”, said the two CEOs. “We’ll work hard and we’ll work jointly to bring EADS back on course."
“This is a tall agenda”, the CEOs acknowledged, “but we believe in the great potential of the company, its employees, products, and technologies. The most recent market successes, particularly the important win of the LUH program in the U.S. this weekend, serve as a reminder of what an EADS going fully global can accomplish.”
According to Enders and Gallois, the recent crisis has shown that EADS has to overcome national boundaries, if the Group’s future success shall not be endangered. “The principle ‘the best man for the job’ has lead us to the appointment of Christian Streiff as new Airbus CEO. We will make sure, that performance and leadership are the decisive principles for all management levels within EADS”, the CEOs said.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2005, EADS generated revenues of € 34.2 billion and employed a workforce of about 113,000. The EADS Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and the joint venture MBDA, the international leader in missile systems. EADS is the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, is the prime contractor for the Ariane launcher, develops the A400M military transport aircraft and is the largest industrial partner for the European satellite navigation system Galileo.
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