Clarification

 

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.



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