EADS is looking for external candidates to replace Noel Forgeard as Airbus president and CEO when he moves up to EADS this summer, according to La Tribune. The French newspaper said the search began after EADS' German shareholders refused to promote Gerard Blanc, currently executive VP-operations at Airbus, to CEO. Forgeard supported Blanc as his successor. Reportedly, Forgeard offered the job to Air France COO Pierre Henri Gourgeon, but he refused it. Forgeard is expected to present his ...

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