This months edition of National Geographic features an advertisement by Airbus, which shows how many similarities there are between the Airbus corporate culture and the "American Way". Although it says many great things about the American attitude and, the great accomplishments this country has achieved, how many great partnerships Airbus has with many american companies, and mentions some of the most innovative individuals of all time, I think it is extremely synical.
Just because Airbus has always tried to differenciate itslef from Boeing as being purely European(which we all know is wrong), and does this only when it is trying to sell its products in the USE. After all, I believe it was Leahy, when Airbus sold some A340s to Virgin, who, trying to put Boeing down, said that Boeing was the Chevy of airplanes, and Airbus was the Mercedez Benz. Though i think this a compliment to Boeing more than a put down.