After losing a bid to purchase the Italian aero-engine manufacturer Avio SpA to General Electric last year, French aircraft- and rocket-engine manufacturer Safran says it would consider a bid for the company’s space division should it come on the market. “The Avio space business could be on the market in the short term, and that’s something that could also make some sense,” said Safran Group CEO Jean-Paul Herteman during a Feb. 21 conference call with investors, adding that Safran, ...


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