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Following the publication of some misleading information in a French daily today, Airbus wishes to clearly state that it did not ask to re-negotiate the conditions under which the refundable launch in

3 September 2003 Press Release

 

Following the publication of some misleading information in a French daily today,

Airbus wishes to clearly state that it did not ask to re-negotiate the conditions

under which the refundable launch investments for the A380 were granted. These

investments were granted after approval from the respective governments and then

notified to the European Commission. They are fully compliant with the Bilateral

Agreement of 1992 between the EU and US governments, the latter having been formally

informed by the EU Commission as provisioned by the Agreement.

Airbus is an EADS joint Company with BAE SYSTEMS.