That customers are frustrated with the slow pace of change within the aerospace industry is of little surprise. That the boss of Airbus deplores the industry’s lethargy is a different matter. “Somewhere in the last 40 years we learned to save fuel and forgot how to take risks and manage them properly. We forgot how to turn our ideas into reality before they were out of date,” Airbus CEO Tom Enders told the SAE Aerospace Conference yesterday in Toulouse. “We need to get back to our ...


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