BAE Systems said yesterday it is ordering an independent audit of Airbus, a move that likely will delay EADS' planned buyout of BAE's 20% stake in the aircraft manufacturer. The latest blow to EADS, which owns 80% of Airbus, comes as the company is attempting to regain its footing following a tumultuous three weeks that saw A380 deliveries delayed for a second time (ATWOnline, June 14), its stock plunge 26% in one day of trading (ATWOnline, June 19) and the resignations of Co-CEO Noel ...

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