The French government yesterday pledged €100 million ($132 million) in aid to Airbus that will fund the development of carbon-fiber composite materials, but the announcement was overshadowed by labor unions' angry response to the Power8 restructuring plan unveiled Wednesday. Workers reportedly blocked the gate yesterday at Airbus's Varel plant, which is one of three facilities slated to be closed or sold under terms of the restructuring program (ATWOnline, March 1). In addition, three ...

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