The lack of a successor for CEO Noel Forgeard, who is earmarked to move up to the position of co-CEO of parent company EADS, is starting to create a sense of unease at Airbus. "We need a compass," Executive VP-Operations Gerard Blanc said at the end of a two-day Technical Press Briefing held last week in Toulouse. "We need a new heading. We have a strong management team, we know that. We also know we're changing our heading; however, we don't know how." Most within Airbus publicly remain ...

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