I was reading this Bloomberg article
about Charles Champion (finally?) getting put into the penalty box, and it mentioned that Airbus has imposed a hiring freeze. This article
says that the freeze is until further notice. It also says that it's not unusual for a new director to impose a hiring freeze. I think that's pure spin. For instance, Boeing when from Condit to Stonecipher to Bell to McNerney and I do not recall any hiring freezes associated with those transitions. I think Streiff has been on-board long enough to do a review of staffing, and doesn't like what he sees. Sorry to those of you trying to get a job at Airbus, it seems your plans will have to be put on hold for a while.
Inspiration, move me brightly! Light the song with sense and color.
Hold away despair, more than this I will not ask.
Faced with mysteries dark and vast, statements just seem vain at last.
Some rise, some fall, some climb, to get to Terrapin!