About a year ago, then-Airbus Commercial Aircraft CEO Fabrice Bregier sent a strong message to the industry. He publicly expressed his dismay at the performance of one particular supplier, Zodiac Aerospace. The French company had jeopardized A350 deliveries because its seats were late and other cabin monuments such as lavatories were incomplete. It was an unusual act; normally suppliers are not criticized publicly. So it was clear something had gone terribly wrong. Airbus CEO Tom Enders ...


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