With French President Nicolas Sarkozy declaring yesterday in Toulouse that the management structure of Airbus and its parent EADS "can't go on" in its current form, a sweeping Franco-German compromise was announced in which EADS abandoned its seven-year-old dual-nationality/co-CEO setup and a new Airbus CEO--the fourth in less than 13 months--was installed. Tom Enders, the German who formerly served as co-CEO of EADS, was named CEO of Airbus, while Louis Gallois, the Frenchman who had been ...

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