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Job cuts loom as EADS changes name to Airbus

PARIS (Reuters) - EADS <EAD.PA> will take the name of its flagship brand Airbus and target higher profits by combining defense and space units, Europe's top aerospace group confirmed on Wednesday, in a move that could involve job cuts. Full story

Airbus to review integration of Honeywell emergency beacons

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus <EAD.PA> said on Monday it would carry out a review of the way Honeywell <HON.N> emergency locator beacons are integrated into its aircraft following a preliminary report on a fire on a parked Boeing jet this month. Full story

300 layoffs expected Spirit Aerosystems, union says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Spirit Aerosystems <SPR.N>, a major supplier to Boeing <BA.N>, Airbus <EAD.PA> and other aircraft makers, is expected to lay off about 300 people on Thursday, a union leader said. Full story

Test mishap forces Pratt to tweak new Airbus engine

PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pratt & Whitney <UTX.N> has redesigned a component of a jet engine being developed for Airbus's <EAD.PA> top-selling A320neo aircraft after tests revealed "distress" in the engine's hot core. Full story

Airbus raises 2013 order target to over 1,000 jets

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - European jetmaker Airbus <EAD.PA> has raised its order target for 2013 to more than 1,000 aircraft, compared with a previous goal of over 800, sales chief John Leahy told Reuters on Friday. Full story

Exclusive: Airbus raises 2013 order target to over 1,000 jets

PARIS (Reuters) - European jetmaker Airbus has raised its order target for 2013 to more than 1,000 aircraft, compared with a previous goal of more than 800, sales chief John Leahy told Reuters on Friday. Full story

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An A380 aircraft is seen through a window with an Airbus logo during the EADS / Airbus 'New Year Press Conference' in Hamburg January 17, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
An A380 aircraft is seen through a window with an Airbus logo during the EADS / Airbus 'New Year Press Conference' in Hamburg January 17, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

An A380 aircraft is seen through a window with an Airbus logo during the EADS / Airbus 'New Year Press Conference' in Hamburg January 17, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

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File photo of an A380 aircraft seen through a window with an Airbus logo during the EADS / Airbus 'New Year Press Conference' in Hamburg January 17, 2012. Europe's EADS confirmed July 31, 2013, plans to reorganize into three divisions and adopt the name of its planemaker unit Airbus in a bid to unit

File photo of visitors talking near the welcome desk of the EADS booth at the ILA Berlin Air Show south of Berlin
File photo of visitors talking near the welcome desk of the EADS booth at the ILA Berlin Air Show south of Berlin

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