Airbus is studying potential efficiency gains in its production system and what level of vertical integration makes sense in the future. The efficiency study will be complete by the end of 2019, while the analysis of the outsourcing/insourcing balance will take longer, but could be ready in early 2020, new COO Michael Schoellhorn told journalists in Toulouse May 21. Issues at stake are, among other things, whether Airbus wants to continue ownership of aerostructure subsidiaries such as ...

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