The European aerospace giant, the world’s No. 2 plane maker behind Boeing Co. , operates several sites in the U.K. and makes wings for everything from its A320 single-aisle jet to its A380 superjumbos in northern Wales. Airbus has previously said it wouldn’t move current work performed in the U.K. But it said wings for future planes the company may design could be made elsewhere.
“Aerospace is a long-term business, and we could be forced to redirect future investments in the event of a no-deal Brexit,” Mr. Enders said, adding “there are plenty of countries out there who would love to build the wings for Airbus aircraft.”
Airbus CEO Calls Brexit Talks a ‘Disgrace’
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Verbal attack from outgoing Airbus CEO adds a significant dose of pressure from the business community
An Airbus employee performs an inspection of the construction of a wing for an Airbus A350 aircraft at Airbus’ wing production plant near Broughton in north-east Wales.
LONDON—Airbus SE,one of Europe’s biggest companies, sharpened its threat to move operations out of the U.K. if politicians couldn’t negotiate a deal to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion.
The verbal attack from outgoing Chief Executive Tom Enders—a frequent and outspoken critic of Brexit—adds a significant dose of fresh pressure from the business community, amid a standstill in London over how to move forward with stalled Brexit plans. The U.K. is slated to leave the EU on March 29…
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