The A380 is more than just the Europeans' biggest industrial undertaking in civil aviation; it also signals a milestone in Airbus' worksharing strategy and the appearance of an all-new supply chain. Obligations in terms of "politically correct" workshare arrangements vanished in 2001 with the emergence of the long-awaited single corporate entity that replaced a loose industrial grouping. Simultaneously, European aerospace industry restructuring and privatization transformed Airbus' ...


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