Do you even bother to verify your claims? 100 days ago Christian Streiff was still at Saint-Gobain. Et joined Airbus on July the 2nd; 100 days after that date is Oct. 10th.
Streiff has alledgely met his decisions and is currently seeking board approval. The board is scheduled to meet "early next week" (probably on tuesday) on the A380 specifically.
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one of the great industrial/manufacturing enterprises of the world, sits by and shares power with French bureaucrats and a front company for the French government. After a fiasco of this magnitude, I would expect that they say:" We are taking over the day-to-day operations and decisions making, take it or leave it. If not, we're out of here!"
1) No "french bureaucrat" at EADS. The representative of the french government used to be... Gallois himself.
2) French bureaucrats sometimes do well.
3) German cars are arguably sexier than French ones but Daimler was definitely not on par with Aerospatiale/Matra when the merger took place. Intense political pressure resulted in a 50/50 equilibrium between France and Germany. Probably one of the first of a long string of absurd, political, counter-productive measures.
My guess is that political equilibrium is precisely what caused the board not to approve Streiff plan - which he probably expected to be approved on friday though.
I guess any redistribution of work between Toulouse and Hamburg is even more problematic than he expected. Hence the threat of moving to China - which is not really credible in the short-term but may help him impose his view "or else...".