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Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:02 pm

Farnborough is nearly upon us, and the latest A350 "re-think" was slated to debut at this year's premier industry event. However, perhaps the new "outside" management team of Gallois and Streiff will be reluctant to quickly endorse/go-forward with a revised product concept for such a "crossroads" program developed under the now discredited Forgeard/Humbert Administration, and will defer making a final decision and announcement until they've had adequate time to make their own evaluation of the situation?

[Edited 2006-07-03 05:06:08]

[Edited 2006-07-03 05:08:20]
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:17 pm

Leelaw, as much as you would like to see a weak Airbus company with a lot of problems and no stategy, the opposite will become true in the next weeks.

You can be very sure, that the A350 is developed further-on behind the scenes, farnborough will just be the week to announce the new details to the public - the customers are already informed!

The new managment team is by far better informed about the project as we all are.Otherwise they wouldn´t have signed their contracts!

Expect Airbus to have a comeback - like Boeing had with the B777 and B787!

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:22 pm

I think their hands are tied, they can't go with the old new or the new old all new or with the new all new frame, and have no choice but to launch the 350X/370. TAM has been extremely quiet, nary a peep, any bets they are a launch customer?

As DfwRevolution and some others very adroitly pointed out on other threads, they are providing the right products, at the wrong time. It looks like A is 10 years behind B at the moment, the next chance that they will have to compete is in the narrow body upgrade cycle.
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:35 pm

Quoting Johnny (Reply 1):
Leelaw, as much as you would like to see a weak Airbus company with a lot of problems and no stategy, the opposite will become true in the next weeks.

On the contrary, pushing ahead blindly might be a sign of a weak Airbus and a sign of weakness in the new management team.

Calling a short pause in some processes and programs to take stock and review the situation might be the prudent thing to do.

Of course it might not be needed but doing so would not be a sign of weakness.

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:40 pm

If Aibus get this next iteration of the 350 wrong, they will loose a lot of business.
At this stage the appearance of being in control is more important than announcing at Farnbourgh.
Customers will understand that!

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:41 pm

Quoting Leelaw (Thread starter):
new "outside" management team of Gallois and Streiff

As I understand it the principle of two Chairmen and two CEOs has been retained? So the management team consists of:-

Joint Chairmen - Bischoff, Lagardere.

Joint CEOs - Enders, Gallois.

Airbus CEO - Streiff.

So only Streiff is 'new'?

As to what is announced, one gets the impression that, prior to the axeing of Forgeard/Humbert, one faction wanted to scrap the A350 and concentrate on a larger aircraft to compete with the 777, and another wanted to build both.

Streiff in particular will need time to 'play himself in' and get to know what is going on before decisions like that are taken. So the sensible thing would appear to be to make a 'holding' announcement only at Farnborough.
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:04 pm

Quoting Johnny (Reply 1):

You can be very sure, that the A350 is developed further-on behind the scenes, farnborough will just be the week to announce the new details to the public - the customers are already informed!

Johnny, unfortunately for Airbus..

quoting EK's Clark:

"He said the original A350 would have been a good aircraft "if it was delivered in 1993." Emirates would prefer to wait to see exactly what the A370 will be before committing to the 787-10, "but we are running out of time." Airbus has not yet committed to going ahead with the new variant, he added. "Airbus told us that Singapore Airlines was excited by the new A370, but then they ordered the 787-9.""

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:12 pm

From Guardian Unlimited:

Mr Enders and Mr Streiff are due in Toulouse today to put the finishing touches to an A380 "recovery plan". The pair, with Mr Gallois heading finance, space, defence and Eurcopter, are expected to order a complete redesign of the A350 mid-sized jetliner - the troubled rival to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1811156,00.html

What will ordering "a complete redesign of the A350" require in terms of time at this stage of the game? Can this get done by Farnborough or does a deferral of unveiling any new plans (at least with meaningful precision) now seem inevitable? Will Mr. Udvar-Hazy relax/withdraw his previous admonition that the "A350 re-think" needed to be complete by Farnborough or else?

Stay Tuned.

Additionally, perhaps I should have characterized the new administration as Enders/Streiff in the topic heading, at least as it relates to Airbus?
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:59 pm

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 7):
Additionally, perhaps I should have characterized the new administration as Enders/Streiff in the topic heading, at least as it relates to Airbus?

Humbert is being replaced by Christian Streiff (right), 51, previously chief operating officer (COO) of French industrial group Saint-Gobain.

Under a revised structure Streiff will report to Enders...


http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...troubled+EADS+as+Forgeard+and+Humb
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:50 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 3):
Calling a short pause in some processes and programs to take stock and review the situation might be the prudent thing to do

And a management change is usually the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 5):
So only Streiff is 'new'?



Quoting Leelaw (Reply 8):
Under a revised structure Streiff will report to Enders...

That's definitely "new"

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Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:01 pm

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 5):
As I understand it the principle of two Chairmen and two CEOs has been retained?



Quote:
Newspapers and analysts said however that an opportunity had been missed to do away with the dual leadership structure that many feel is problematic.

"EADS chose to maintain its dual structure rather than completely overhauling its governance," analysts at Exane BNP Paribas wrote in a research note.

"This conforms to our expectations but is nonetheless disappointing. If EADS does not review its governance after such an event, when will it do so?"

The Financial Times wrote: "Deeper reforms have been postponed and it remains to be seen whether EADS shareholders have only managed to shift the deckchairs on the Titanic or whether they have managed to avoid some of the obstacles facing the group."

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:16 pm

I think there will not be a launch of the 370 at the airshow, too quick. The launch will need to be with a detailed spec sheet to bring any credibility to the project. Shooting from the hip after a false start could be very damaging. Remember, many of the very customers for the 370 are also smarting from the 380 delays right now.

I would expect some very good presentations of what they are thinking and get lots of feedback from their customers. Listening to what the customer's need is critical to have a success with this launch.
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:12 pm

I still do not believe going forward with the A350 as it now exists would be a mistake. Airbus needs an "A330NG" to fight the momentum the 787 has and continues to build. The A330 will fare poorly against the 787 in most every category except on price which means, like the 767, it's future is probably measured in the scores of orders to existing customers of the type. The A330NG/A350 would at least put forward a plane better able to compete and serve as a logical replacement and expansion program for existing A332/A333/A342/A343 customers. It probably will not sell as well as the 787 will, but it should sell significantly better then the A330/A342/A343.

Airbus does need to address the A345/A346/772LR/773ER market, but right now they risk addressing it after most customers have bought those four planes and won't need new ones anytime soon. And in the interim, while Airbus treads water selling handfuls of A370s to airlines like EK who just need to expand, period, and don't much care what they use, Boeing will work to leapfrog it with Y3.

I know Airbus does not want to effectively cede the A345/A346 market to the 777 anymore then they want to effectively cede the A330/A342/A343 market to the 787. But Airbus can blunt the 787's momentum earlier then they can the 777's. And more smaller widebodies need replacement in the near term then larger ones. So staying the course with the A350 might bring Airbus more financial and customer stability then forging ahead with a brand-new larger widebody A370.

And if Airbus also launches an "A320NG" around 2010-2011, they could consolidate their narrowbody customer base and maybe land some more orders from airlines seeking to replace MD-8x and 737 Classics. And then when the engine manufacturers launch their new engines, Airbus can add them to the A320NG and use it while they develop a true A320RS to compete with whatever Boeing launches at that time as Y1.

And Airbus can also spend the time working on a true A370 that will effectively compete with whatever Boeing launches as Y3.
 
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Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:09 am

Fair Use Excerpt From Associated Press:

New Airbus team needs flying start
Changed management must take decisive action quickly, analysts say

...Airbus has received only 100 orders for its planned A350 jet, billed as a midsize, long-range, fuel-efficient rival to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has 350 orders. Toulouse, France-based Airbus is widely expected to announce a more ambitious redesign at Britain's Farnborough Air Show, which opens in two weeks.

"It's clear that's what the market wants," said an official close to the plane maker, who asked not to be identified because the plans for the program are confidential. An EADS spokesman declined to comment.

Christian Streiff, named Sunday to replace ousted Airbus CEO Gustav Humbert, would be signing up to a decision he had little or no role in preparing, industry observers point out -- but one which could be make-or-break for Airbus' attempts to remain a serious rival to Boeing.

Streiff, a former executive with building materials company Saint Gobain, could find it difficult to take the lead on such a major decision in his first two weeks "given that he doesn't know the aircraft market personally," said Agnes Blazy, an analyst with CM-CIC Securities in Paris. "A collegiate decision will therefore have to be taken..."

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/276314_airbus04.html
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting Leelaw (Thread starter):
Farnborough is nearly upon us, and the latest A350 "re-think" was slated to debut at this year's premier industry event. However, perhaps the new "outside" management team of Gallois and Streiff will be reluctant to quickly endorse/go-forward with a revised product concept for such a "crossroads" program developed under the now discredited Forgeard/Humbert Administration, and will defer making a final decision and announcement until they've had adequate time to make their own evaluation of the situation?

There was a similar set of questions that arised once Condit was finally shown the rear hatch of a 727. The 787 had strong interest from JAL and ANA but it was still dicey.

Still, Airbus has no other options at this point. Continuing to sell the A330 is not a option. Continuing to sell the A350 is marginal at best with that model committed to second place in the most profitable segment.


Quoting Leelaw (Reply 7):

What will ordering "a complete redesign of the A350" require in terms of time at this stage of the game? Can this get done by Farnborough or does a deferral of unveiling any new plans (at least with meaningful precision) now seem inevitable? Will Mr. Udvar-Hazy relax/withdraw his previous admonition that the "A350 re-think" needed to be complete by Farnborough or else?

If it is delayed, it will be announced before hand. The executives are probably putting out feelers right now to see how long they can delay the plane. There are also some decisions that need to be re-examined about if Airbus should go after the 777 or the 787 or continue their strategy to wedge the two models.
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:35 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 12):
I know Airbus does not want to effectively cede the A345/A346 market to the 777 anymore then they want to effectively cede the A330/A342/A343 market to the 787. But Airbus can blunt the 787's momentum earlier then they can the 777's. And more smaller widebodies need replacement in the near term then larger ones. So staying the course with the A350 might bring Airbus more financial and customer stability then forging ahead with a brand-new larger widebody A370.

How many major (20 frames-plus) non-US 787 vs A350/370 campaigns remain undecided?

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 5):
As I understand it the principle of two Chairmen and two CEOs has been retained

Many companies over the years have tried co-CEO positions and the structure doesn't last long (see Verizon, Citigroup, Charles Schwab), particularly in large public companies. EADS has to stop operating as a quasi-government controlled entity, in order to clarify reporting lines and streamline decision-making.
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:51 am

Quoting SKGSJULAX (Reply 15):
How many major (20 frames-plus) non-US 787 vs A350/370 campaigns remain undecided?

I think it is substantial, Boeing has indicated that it has outstanding proposals on the 787 of around 500. Many of these are probably just feelers or preliminary, others would be in the true RFP stage right now but the airlines have pulled back as the Airbus uncertainly has made pricing less competetive.

Non US airlines in various stages of purchasing planes in the 250 to 300 pax planes are: EK, QR, El Al (on hold), SU (on hold), LH, BA, etc. but I don't think at the moment there are many formal RFP processes currently.
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:07 am

Quoting SKGSJULAX (Reply 15):
How many major (20 frames-plus) non-US 787 vs A350/370 campaigns remain undecided?

Off the top of my head I can think of LH, BA, QR, EK, GF, SU, LY, SV, EY, ILFC, GECAS, and LA. Even SQ for the direct 777 replacements.

Then there are all the airlines flying less then 20 767s who might need new planes for replacement or expansion.
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:15 am

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 14):
Continuing to sell the A330 is not a option

Correct. Continuing to sell the A330 is a fact, not an option.

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Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:42 am

Quoting AirSpare (Reply 2):
they are providing the right products, at the wrong time. It looks like A is 10 years behind B at the moment, the next chance that they will have to compete is in the narrow body upgrade cycle.



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
"He said the original A350 would have been a good aircraft "if it was delivered in 1993." Emirates would prefer to wait to see exactly what the A370 will be before committing to the 787-10, "but we are running out of time." Airbus has not yet committed to going ahead with the new variant, he added. "Airbus told us that Singapore Airlines was excited by the new A370, but then they ordered the 787-9.""

The A350 used many technologies that would have not been available in 1993 it is a great and modern aircraft that already got many customers.
Clark really is exagerating on this one -he is of course not very satisfied with the A380 delay but he also seems to be very reluctant to order the 787-10. They have been mentioned as a potential launch customer a couple of time but still they hesitate to place an order, yet.
The main complaints regarding the A350 was not that it is an old design that used old technolgies. Airlines like SQ and LH demanded more range, a higher cruise speed and some demanded a wider cabin.
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A3

Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:00 am

Quoting Columba (Reply 19):
Clark really is exagerating on this one -he is of course not very satisfied with the A380 delay but he also seems to be very reluctant to order the 787-10. They have been mentioned as a potential launch customer a couple of time but still they hesitate to place an order, yet.

You can't order a plane that is not yet available.

Afterall, Mr. Clark has been talking positive about the A380-900 for some time now, yet I don't see any orders for it from them on Airbus' page.  Wink

When Boeing is ready to offer the 787-10, I am sure EK will be there with an order measured in the scores of frames.

And chances are very good that if Airbus does indeed launch the 777-sized version, EK will be there with an order measured in the scores of frames when the largest model EIS'.
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:13 am

Quoting Columba (Reply 19):
The A350 used many technologies that would have not been available in 1993 it is a great and modern aircraft that already got many customers.

you might be correct, but my response was to.

Quoting Johnny (Reply 1):
You can be very sure, that the A350 is developed further-on behind the scenes, farnborough will just be the week to announce the new details to the public - the customers are already informed!

The new managment team is by far better informed about the project as we all are.Otherwise they wouldn´t have signed their contracts!

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:43 am

New Airbus, EADS Managers Under Pressure To Reveal Revised A350

New Airbus CEO Christian Streiff is under enormous time pressure to finalize plans for the relaunch of the ill-fated Airbus A350 at or before the Farnborough Air Show.

Despite the recent management shake-up, the airframer is understood to be preparing to reveal further details within the next two weeks about the aircraft that would compete with Boeing's 777 and 787. The Farnborough Air Show starts July 17.


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Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:48 am

As I've been saying all along, Humbert was a good CEO (should have stayed on) and was a victim of circumstance...

"Emirates, Airbus's most influential airline customer, expressed disappointment at the resignation of Airbus CEO Gustav Humbert (ATWOnline, July 3). According to Emirates President Tim Clark, "Gustav was a safe pair of hands. But in the political labyrinth that EADS/Airbus sits, I suspect he had little chance of survival." Clark also said Humbert was handed a "poison chalice" with the A380 and A350 problems. Last month, Clark told this website that Emirates remained "totally committed to the A380" and that Humbert was an "honest man" who was demanding accountability (ATWOnline, June 22)."

http://www.atwonline.com/news/other.html?issueDate=7%2F6%2F2006
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:05 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 23):

I started a thread about Mr. Clark's comments: Clark Maintains Support For Ex-Airbus CEO Humbert (by Leelaw Jul 6 2006 in Civil Aviation), but so far it hasn't sparked any discussion.
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Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 24):

I started a thread about Mr. Clark's comments: Clark Maintains Support For Ex-Airbus CEO Humbert (by Leelaw Jul 6 2006 in Civil Aviation), but so far it hasn't sparked any discussion.

oh..I didn't see it.....well..it seems as if Mr. Clark isn't blaming Mr. Humbert for this latest Airbus gaffe......Champion would have been a better "sacrificial lamb" than Humbert....... checkmark 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:34 am

I believe that Airbus will go with the 370 program at Farnborough, but have doubts that they will stop work on the 350 program. While the 350 is not the best seller in the market these days it will be the only aircraft that Airbus will have to go against the smaller 787s - making it worth keeping.

The challenge that Airbus has is where to put the 350 in terms of priority.

The most important plane right now is the 380, with an urgent need to get production up to normal rates.

The 370 is more important than the 350 in terms of allocating R&D resources.

The 320RS doesn't appear to have the highest priority today, but that can change rather quickly and Airbus can't be caught short this time.

With these programs fighting for resources I believe that Airbus is going to need to take a "joint technology pool" approach, like Boeing has taken with the 787 & Y1. This allows them to take advantage of the work done on the 350 to date for both the 350 and 370 programs, plus transfer some of the technology from the 370 program development to the 350 program.

It probably leaves the 350 in a difficult competitive position, but Boeing is not going to be able to meet the full demand for the 787s. Sales, even at a market share of 25%, are still sales. They keep workers employed and add to the bottom line.
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 26):
The most important plane right now is the 380, with an urgent need to get production up to normal rates.

Production being the appropriate word. This aircraft has as good as completed the design process, with the exception of resolution of production issues.

By-and-large, the A350/370 will not have to compete with it for design resources

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:50 am

Personally, I think that Gallois/Streiff ought to steal a page from Jim McNerney. Seems to me that Airbus' biggest problem is neither the A380 or the A350, but rather Airbus/EADS' loss of credibility with A) customers; and B) the investor community.

So, IMHO, on Day 1 of FAS, Gallois/Streiff ought to stride to the podium and say, "We believe that Airbus is a great company employing great people who can do great things.

"But in recent months, we have lost our way. We have caused pain and heartache for our customers, suppliers, investors and employees. That is unacceptable. We are committed to finding our way back and returning Airbus to its position of leadership.

"So we are going to take the next six months (year?) focusing on:

1: Finding and fixing any and all problems in A380 production. We will ferret out the problems on this game-changing airplane and we will fix them. And when we find problems, we will share that fact with our customers, suppliers and shareholders immediately.

2: Re-engaging with our customers to find out what they really need in a 21st century airplane. We will develop a successor to the A330/A340, but we will not tell our customers what they need; we'll let them tell us."

The gain in credibility in taking a deep dive into Airbus' own business, and in re-engaging customers is well worth the cost of delaying the A330 successor six months at this point.
 
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Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:57 am

Quoting 87dreamin (Reply 28):
2: Re-engaging with our customers to find out what they really need in a 21st century airplane. We will develop a successor to the A330/A340, but we will not tell our customers what they need; we'll let them tell us."

That may not be a bad idea. No matter what Airbus does, they're going to be at an EIS disadvantage to Boeing. If they go with the A350 as-is, it will be to the 787. If they go with the larger A370, it will be to both the 787 and 777.

Six months really won't hurt them when they're going to be 24-60 months behind, anyway. But being able to accurately forecast and meet customer demand for both a 200-300 seat widebody twin and a 300-400 seat widebody twin in the latter half of the 2010s could be beneficial as it would reduce the uncertainty both amongst customers (who wonder if they should wait for what Airbus develops on their own or go with the Boeing product now) and Airbus itself (knowing that the billions they are preparing to spend will generate a return immediately).
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:04 am

According to this article it seems that the new CEO needs time to judge the A350, maybe ruling out a Farnborough launch?

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13130-2259910,00.html
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:26 am

Quoting NorCal (Reply 30):
According to this article it seems that the new CEO needs time to judge the A350, maybe ruling out a Farnborough launch

Wow. That sure reads like a "prepare the market" leak.
 
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting 87dreamin (Reply 28):
So, IMHO, on Day 1 of FAS, Gallois/Streiff ought to stride to the podium and say, "We believe that Airbus is a great company employing great people who can do great things.

You mean - the kind of things Herr Humbert should have said to the troops after the announcment of the A380 delay?

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:34 am

Thanx for posting the link to the "Times" article NorCal. The reporter, Mr. Robertson, describes the difficulties faced by Mr. Streiff regarding the A350 quite well:

...Officially, EADS insists that a decision on the A350 is still possible by Farnborough but neither it, BAE or Airbus has been able to confirm exactly when M Streiff will be confirmed as chief executive.

He was nominated last weekend after Gustav Humbert, his predecessor, was ousted because of delays to anther project, the A380 super-jumbo.

M Streiff’s appointment is not expected to be confirmed until the start of next week — about the same time that Airbus is understood to have scheduled meetings formally to approve the A350.

That could give M Streiff, who has no aviation experience, only days or even hours to come to grips with this enormous project.

A source said: “There is a possibility of him saying the A350 project is too much for him to give an OK to when he is just days into the job...”
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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 13):
New Airbus team needs flying start
Changed management must take decisive action quickly, analysts say

Flying start ?
Yes indeed ! After Forgeard's A380 Mega Tsunami leveled the place , they'll certainly have there work cut out for them !

Good Luck guys .  crossfingers 

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RE: Gallois/Streiff Stick With Forgeard/Humbert A350?

Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:50 pm

I think all airliners.net members should become co-CEOs, and all management decisions can be battled out on the individual threads.