As EADS focuses on putting in place a new management team next year, it only needs to look to Finmeccanica for a refresher course on how things can go wrong. Despite efforts to address uncertainties before the year is out, both companies have failed to fully clear the decks in 2011, pushing difficult decisions into 2012. The situation at Finmeccanica is particularly critical after ratings company Standard & Poor's (which, like Aviation Week, is a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies) ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "EADS, Finmeccanica Grapple with Leadership Issues".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.