EADS chief dismisses partnership talks with Embraer


The head of Airbus parent EADS yesterday dismissed speculation it wished to co-operate with Brazilian rival Embraer on making small jets that could compete with Bombardier’s C-series.

“There is nothing going on,” Louis Gallois told LCI television. “It is not a reality,” he added, referring to speculation the two companies were holding concrete co-operation talks.

Several news reports emanating from last week’s International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin, Germany, suggested talks on the subject were underway.